Don Andres and Paquita: The Life of Segovia in Montevideo by Alfredo Escande,Charles Postlewate,Marisa Herrera Postlewate

By Alfredo Escande,Charles Postlewate,Marisa Herrera Postlewate

(Amadeus). This heartbreaking story uncovers a secret within the lifetime of the most very important personalities of the 20 th century, guitarist Andres Segovia (1893-1987). He married the widowed Paquita Madriguera (1900-1965), recognized baby prodigy pianist and prized pupil of Enrique Granados, in 1935 as his foreign profession used to be blossoming. They fled their local Spain below loss of life threats while the Spanish Civil conflict erupted in 1936 and started an odyssey that landed them within the Uruguayan capital. Segovia's help for the fascist Franco led to his banishment from the profitable American live performance scene, whereas the shuttle hazards of global struggle II additional remoted him from the remainder of the area. in this time, Segovia enormously enriched the guitar repertoire via various preparations and collaborations with significant composers through correspondence. It used to be additionally an period of chuffed relatives lifestyles with Paquita. The couple collaborated on of crucial modern guitar concertos and traveled all through Latin the USA to accomplish. Then tragedy struck because the guitarist grew to become entangled with a stunning Brazilian singer in an affair that ruined his marriage and taken tragic outcomes to his family members existence. In writing his autobiography, Segovia might by no means face this era. With assistance from tenacious examine and Paquita's surviving daughters, Alfredo Escande diligently lifts the veil of secrecy and divulges a paranormal age of tune historical past framed round the couple's decade together.

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