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Jan
18

Taso_Rumores_03

Here’s Taso Comanescu playing two classic pieces on guitars from Manuel and Jose Ramirez.
Rumores de la Caleta by Isaac Albeniz is played on a c. 1912 Manuel Ramirez and Tarrega’s Capricho Arabe on a 1967 Jose Ramirez ‘AM’.

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Jan
13

Taso_Soleares_03

Taso Comanescu was back at GSI to play some of the Cleveland Collection guitars. Here he is playing Turina’s Soleares on a great 1965 Jose Oribe and Santiago de Murcia’s Folias Gallegas on a 1978 Robert Ruck.

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Jun
04

taso_ariel

Here’s Taso Comanescu playing Carcassi’s Etude No. 3 in A Major on a 2014 Ariel Ameijenda spruce and Indian rosewood classical guitar.

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May
28

Taso

Here’s Taso Comanescu playing Bach’s Gavotte en Rondeau (BWV 1006a) on a great new 2015 Richard Reynoso cedar and Indian classical. Big thanks to the folks at Radial Engineering for sending us a pair of their Power Pre’s to use for this recording (the mics I used were the Neumann km84’s I use for most of the videos). I have a feeling I’m going to have to keep these preamps.

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Dec
31

tasoblog

American guitarist Taso Comanescu has recently emerged on the classical music scene as a colorful performer full of subtle nuance and strong musicianship. His interesting programs present a variety of repertoire highlighted by a deep commitment to engage his audiences in a meaningful way. Comanescu’s debut recording Epitaphios (2011) features music from all over the world including a world premier recording by the young American composer Kyle Peter Rotolo (‘Le Crane A La Cigarette Qui Fume’).

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Dec
03

taso

We have a couple of great videos of guitarist Taso Comanescu from a few months back – these videos fell through the cracks when the guitars featured in them sold very quickly, but that’s no reason not to show off the guitars or Taso’s great playing. Here he is playing Robert Johnson’s ‘Alman’ on a 2014 Richard Reynoso and Sor’s study in b minor on a 2010 Pepe Romero “Rodriguez”.

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Sep
15

taso

Luthier Richard Reynoso brought in a new guitar the other day and guitarist Taso Comanescu came in to record it for us and basically play it for the first time ever. Here’s Taso playing Robert de Visée’s La Musette on the new guitar.

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Jun
18

          ‘Be Thou My Vision’                                                            Francisco Tárrega ‘Lagrima’
       Francisco Tárrega ‘Adelita’                                              J.S. Bach ‘Prelude for Lute, BWV 999’
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Dec
10

taso_torres

We have some more great videos of Taso Comanescu, this time playing Tarrega’s ‘Adelita’ on a fantastic 1890 Antonio de Torres and Jonathan Roth’s arrangement of the traditional Irish song ‘Be Thou My Vision’ on a great new Henner Hagenlocher cedar-top.

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Aug
19

duo

Mak Grgic and Taso Comanescu have both shot great videos for us in the past, so when they said they were playing together in a yet-to-be-named duo we thought it would be fun to shoot some more videos. Here they are playing ‘La Rossignol’ (anonymous, trans. Patrick Russ) and ‘Drewries Accordes’ (traditional – trans. Christopher Parkening) with Taso playing a 2007 Eric Sahlin and Mak playing a 2013 Sebastian Stenzel, and William Byrd’s ‘La Volta’ (also trans. Patrick Russ) with Taso on a Luigi Locatto ‘1884 Torres SE60’ and Mak on a 2012 Tobias Braun satinwood guitar.

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