Guitar Marathon: The Innovation of Transcriptions

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"A huge blowout of guitar music over six or eight hours” – The New York Times The legendary guitar virtuoso Andrés Segovia once said, "The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice." That helps explain why the guitar is so well suited to play music originally written for different forces, from the solo voice to the full orchestra. A great transcription pushes boundaries and reveals new voices from within the instrument. 92Y’s famed Guitar Marathon returns to explore the art of guitar transcription as some of the world’s greatest classical guitarists bring groundbreaking transcriptions to the 92Y stage – from Rhapsody in Blue to works by Mussorgsky and Phillip Glass. Benjamin Verdery, artistic director John Schaefer, host Brasil Guitar Duo Jorge Caballero Eden Stell Guitar Duo Benjamin Verdery Ana Vidovic - See more at: http://www.92y.org/Event/Guitar-Marathon-Session-1#sthash.jFYkJ0L7.dpuf