Is this how Tarrega sounded?

Tarrega in ensemble

Came across this, purporting to be a wax cylinder recording of Tarrega, complete with some kind of commentary. Thanks to Jorge Orozco for putting this on Youtube.
Fascinating, and instructive … if genuine.

Huge crackle warning ….!

3 thoughts on “Is this how Tarrega sounded?

  1. Old news. This was discussed on the guitarrartelinkado forum more than 12 years ago. The conclusion was that there is absolutely no evidence that the player in that recording was in fact Tárrega himself.

  2. This is INCREDIBLE

    So much passion – last week I had the pleasure of playing on an 1880s Torres – really puts this recording into perspective. Great blog, I’ll be stopping by frequently!

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