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October 7, 2021

Grammy Award-winning Guitarist, William Kanengiser from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Records Three Solo Pieces on All Three of Tarrega’s Torres Guitars!

We’ve just published the last video of Grammy Award-winning guitarist, William Kanengiser ,from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. It was our pleasure to record Bill again at GSI, especially because this time, he played on Antonio de Torres guitars previously owned by Spanish composer, Francisco Tarrega! Maestro Kanengiser recorded three solo pieces by Tarrega – “Mazurka (En Sol)”, “¡Adelita!”, and “Sueño”. He recorded them respectively on all three Antonio de Torres guitars which Tarrega himself owned during his lifetime – An 1864 Antonio de Torres FE 17, an 1883 Antonio de Torres SE 49, and an 1888 Antonio de Torres SE 114

William Kanengiser is known for his phenomenal and clear tone. It’s certainly a great comparison to hear him play on these three legendary guitars. Especially interesting is his interpretation of  “¡Adelita!” which he performs in a faster tempo to bring out the dance elements of mazurka in this piece. Watch the videos below!

While at GSI, Kanengiser recorded not only solo pieces, but also three quartet pieces as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (click here to listen).

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