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Santiago diaz 0723131
Friday September 9, 2011 / 7:30pm
Classical Guitarist Santiago Diaz
2 tickets
General Admission

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This was a classical guitar recital featuring pieces ranging from Bach to Pujol, with mainly an emphasis on Spanish/Latin American music. Having studied classical guitar for years and attended many concerts, I was surprised that Mr. Diaz launched into the Bach Second Lute Suite without playing any simpler pieces of earlier guitar music to warm-up both himself and the audience. I had serious problems with the Bach. There were memory lapses and irregular and strange tempi. The performer's exaggerated facial expressions were also a distracton. Mr. Diaz seemed more comfortable with Latin-American and Spanish music, but the program did not include any Albaniz or Villa Lobos, two composers which all guitar afficionados enjoy hearing.