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Classical guitar at it's best

John Williams plays baroque favorites on this album expertly and well. Williams’ guitar playing reveals the art of a master at his craft. The first cut by Telemann presents the music as played by Williams in a favorable light, and the number is artfully played. The second number on the album by Scarlatti appears in my music library as a sonata played by Vladimir Horowitz at the piano. Williams performs the number here with skill and depth. The sound quality of this album is second to none. I highly recommend this album to anyone wanting a quality presentation of classical guitar playing at its very best.


Born: April 24, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

The son of a guitarist, John Williams -- not to be confused with the film composer of the same name -- took his first guitar lessons at age seven from his own father. By the time he was 11, he'd been sent to study with Andres Segovia, and the following year, with the virtuoso's endorsement, he earned a scholarship to Siena's Accademia Musicale Chigiana. In 1956, Williams entered the Royal College of Music and took up piano and composition. In 1958, at age 17, he made his London concert debut at Wigmore...
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