Lorenzo Micheli Plays Passacaglia Op. 195 by Tedesco

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays Passacaglia sul tema del Dies irae (no. 12) from 24 Caprichos de Goya op. 195 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel and with audio and video by Drew Henderson. Micheli is one of my favourite players with a clarity and musicality that is top notch. Beautiful phrasing here with crisp intervening lines snuck into the texture. More intensity around 2:10 followed by that depth and serious Dies irae at 4:25…can’t emphasize enough the importance of the Caprichos by Tedesco that we’re so lucky to have.

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