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John Williams plays Sevilla (Albéniz)

John Williams plays Sevilla, actually a piece written for the piano by the Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909). Since it has been transcribed for classical guitar it has become one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire. Recorded at the Alcázar of Seville (Spanish “Reales Alcázares de Sevilla” or “Royal Alcazars of Seville).
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Koshkin – Usher Waltz (Guitar: John Williams)

Australian-born British classical guitarist John Williams plays classical guitarist-composer Nikita Koshkin’s best-known guitar work, the Usher-Waltz, a piece inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story “The Fall of the House of Usher”, written for the Czech guitarist Vladislav Blaha.
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John Williams plays Como llora una Estrella (Carrillo)

John Williams plays the Venezuelan composer Antonio Carrillo’s (1892 – 1962) “Como llora una Estrella” (English: “As cries a star”). From the ceremony of the Edison Klassiek Award 2007, which Williams received. You can also watch the full ceremony below.
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John Williams plays Córdoba (Albéniz)

Australian-born British classical guitarist John Williams plays Isaac Albéniz’s Córdoba, Op. 232, No. 4, originally written for piano as part of Chants d’Espagne (Spanish: Cantos de España, English: Songs of Spain), a suite of originally three, later five pieces for the piano by Albéniz.
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Three versions of Francisco Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Three versions (Tavi Jinariu, John Williams and Andrés Segovia) of Francisco Tarrega‘s Recuerdos de la Alhambra (English: Memories of the Alhambra).

It is a classical guitar piece composed in 1896 in Granada by Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega. The piece uses the classical guitar tremolo technique; wherein a single melody note is plucked consecutively by the ring, middle and index fingers in such rapid succession that the result is an illusion of one long sustained tone; often performed by advanced players. The thumb plays a counter-melody on the bass between melodic attacks.
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Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez” (Joaquín Rodrigo)

Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez“, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. The first version is from Paco de Lucia, the famous Flamenco guitarist. The second version is from Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes, and the third version is from Australian classical guitarist John Williams.
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