Johan Löfving Plays Canarios by Gaspar Sanz

Swedish guitarist Johan Löfving performs Canarios by Gaspar Sanz (1640–1710) on baroque guitar. This comes via his fantastic Youtube Channel. Great to hear Sanz on Baroque guitar where the strummed chords sound so at home. Brilliant performance by Löfving with his usual mix of amazing energy and phrasing. I was just talking about this work in a lecture I did on transcribing early music for Classical Guitar Corner. A lot of arrangements from the 20th century really beefed the piece up for modern guitar but nothing beats the original with its light, fast movements and leaps and jumps in the motifs.

You can check out my sheet music edition of Canarios in my Gaspar Sanz Collection.

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