Flamenco Magic

Carlos Montoya

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Format: CD

Cat No: LIB5033

Release Date:  27 January 2023

Label:  Wienerworld

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  089353503321

Genres:  World Music  Flamenco  

  • Description

    Some of Flamenco's most beloved compositions, performed by the genre's undisputed King, Carlos Montoya. Flamenco Magic is a set of recordings from 1980 containing many of Montoya’s best and most beloved works. The tracks featured are all performed unaccompanied, casting a rare undiluted spotlight on his virtuosity.

    Carlos Montoya was born in December 1903, in Madrid, to a Gypsy family. From an early age he fostered a keen interest in music, and became the first to present Flamenco as serious music to concert audiences. Primarily self-taught, the young Montoya learned by playing for singers and dancers at the cafes cantantes in Madrid, notably for La Teresina and La Argentina. He later toured with La Argentina as her accompanist.

    Montoya began to give flamenco guitar recitals in 1948; thereafter he toured frequently throughout the world, and was the first flamenco guitarist to perform as a soloist with major orchestras. Recording over 40 albums, some traditional flamenco and others with orchestras, Montoya remained in the USA and died on March 3, 1993, and is still regarded as the finest exponent of the flamenco guitar.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Fandango
      • 2. Caribe
      • 3. Rodena
      • 4. Zambra
      • 5. Macarena
      • 6. Taranto
      • 7. Levante
      • 8. Aires De Genil
      • 9. Solea