Antonio Rugolo Plays Studio No. 6 (Goya) by Gilardino

Antonio Rugolo performs Studio No. 6 – Soledad (Omaggio a Francisco Goya) from Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza by Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his YouTube channel. This is one of my favourite studies from Angelo Gilardino‘s Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza. Although the compositional style is very pattern oriented and guitaristic, the etudes are filled with a huge wealth of musical ideas, textures, and techniques. Each one has a dedication and resembles the style of the dedicatee in some way. Great performance by Rugolo with lots of subtle and sweetly phrased lines as well as meditative pacing.

Just out of interest, I played this piece around 10 years ago (see below YouTube video) so it’s great to hear it again.

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