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      Listening to the Guitar

 

The Grand Master A. Segovia said to me one day, when I was studying with him, “The guitar is an orchestra but with a smaller sound size”.

I was young, but I understood the basic truth of his statement immediately. It takes a long time for an artist to mature, however, and I see only now that this recording of mine, made 40 years ago - and ten years after my first meeting with Segovia - was the first tangible footprint of that glorious moment of artistic discovery.  It was my attempt to give form and substance to what the great Maestro had taught me - a revelation which opened a window on a whole new world. It was also the beginning of my quest to give life and being to the magic of the Spanish classic guitar.

  I hope that students and others who share my wonder at the expressive capacities of this many-voiced instrument will be able to make good use of this CD for the development of their playing. Please take particular note of the range and quality of the tonal spectrum, which the guitar offers so eloquently, and which are so different in the high and low positions.  Listen also for the dynamic range and the silences which allow the music to breathe and to enter the minds of those who are sensitive to its poetry.

  The guitar, when she is inspired, speaks to the secret places in the human heart.

by Akinobu Matsuda, in collaboration with the famous music film director Christopher Nupen.


14 January 2011
Caro Mastruda,

I received following message from Mr.Chrstopher Nupen (one of the most famous music film director in the world), when I had sent him this CD.

Your CD is a delight ―  and from several different points of view.

The first is that it is a poetic evocation of the things which Andre´s Segovia discovered, invented and offered to the world with such touching results.

The range of tone colours is glorious and, more importantly, it is always poetic and always in the service of the music. Of course, Segovia did not discover or invent all of it but he did make those things his own and he did make them a part of the classical music world for the first time. His achievement was monumental and this CD proves that you are a true disciple.

Chapeau! I take my hat off to. Chapeau!

There are three other things that I should say. The first is that your chords are wonderfully articulated; clean, accurate, pure and a true delight to the ear.

The second is that it is a pleasure to hear so much music which I have not heard for such a long time.

The third is to be reminded, so poetically, of the incredible Italian genius for melodic invention.(N.B.)

I had no idea that Reiko was such a good guitarist. Really no idea.

And so I was profoundly impressed. Her playing is beautiful and sometimes I am not even sure whether it is Reiko or Akinobu.

Please give her my congratulations, my compliments, my admiration and my thanks. I have already listened twice to the CD and will listen again. It is full of beautiful things.

My thanks to both of you
Thanks for sending me this disc.
Go happy in 2011
Christopher Nupen

Following sentence is reply from Mr. Nupen for my request to put up the above on my web-Site.

Yes, of course, and this reminds me that when I paid tribute to your range of tone colours ---  and the way in which you use them ---  I forgot to say the most important thing of all.

That is to say, that no matter which tone colour you are using your sound is always good. It is always round, smooth and has a clear centre.

And also in the chords.

This is true of very few guitarists.

I take my hat off to. Chapeau!

 

¥2.500-(incl. consumption tax)(Currency : Japanese yen)

The copy of this CD is available at the following shop with some other CDs like "Sound of the Guitar 2,3,4,5".

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-of-the-guitar-2/id340768317 or

http://monstar.fm/matsudaguitar/ 


Contents

   
Composer
Title
Time
 track 
1
F.Tarrega
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Solo
3:43
3:42
13
L.Legnani
Etude
Solo
0:31
3:07
2
Spanish Folk Tune
Romance d'Amor
Solo
2:15
2:15
 
M.Carcassi
Andante
Solo
0:55
 
3
F.Ta´rrega
Marieta
Solo
2:00
2:02
 
M.Carcassi
Andantino
Solo
1:40
 
4
F.Ta´rrega
Adelita
Solo
0:55
2:33
14
N.Paganini
Menuetto
Solo
0:38
3:32
 
F.Ta´rrega
Etude in Arpegio
Solo
0:41
 
 
N.Coste
Etude
Solo
0:31
 
 
Russian Folk Tune
Dark Eyes
Solo
0:25
 
 
A.Cano
Etude
Solo
1:06
 
 
Finnish Folk Tune
Mansikka
Solo
0:28
 
 
F.Carulli
Rondo
Solo
1:16
 
5
N.Paganini
Romance (w.Cadenza)
Solo
4:08
4:09
15
N.Coste
Etude
Solo
1:50
2:10
6
English Folk Tune
Greensleeves
Duo
1:23
3:31
 
N.Coste
Etude
Solo
0:20
 
 
J.P,Ordway
Dreaming of Home and Mother
Duo
0:53
 
16
M.Giuliani
Allegro
Solo
1:31
3:30
 
H.Bishop
 Home, Sweet Home
Duo
1:13
 
 
M.Giuliani
Andante Sostenuto
Solo
1:54
 
7
C.F.Weber
From the Overture "der Freischu¨tz"
Duo
0:59
2:54
17
D.Aguado
Waltz
Solo
0:20
2:32
 
F.Gruber
Silent, Holy Night
Duo
0:43
 
 
D.Aguado
Waltz
Solo
0:24
 
 
J.K.Mertz
Romanze
Solo
1:09
 
 
D.Aguado
Allegretto
Solo
0:31
 
8
G.C.Lindsey
Rain Drops
Solo
2:47
2:49
 
D.Aguado
Etude
Solo
0:23
 
9
S.C.Foster
Old Folks at Home
Duo
0:46
1:57
 
D.Aguado
Etude
Solo
0:53
 
 
Russian Folk Tune
Cossack lullaby
Duo
0:31
 
18
F.Carulli
Rondo Poco Allegretto
Solo
1:25
5:59
 
J.Ku¨fner
Andantino
Solo
0:39
 
 
F.Carulli
Andante con Moto
Solo
0:45
 
10
Russian Folk Tune
2 Guitars
Solo
1:46
2:06
 
F.Carulli
Waltz
Solo
0:59
 
 
A.Diabelli
Moderato
Solo
0:20
 
 
F.Carulli
Poco Allegretto
Solo
2:50
 
11
A.Alba
Thinking of you (Habanera)
Solo
1:26
2:02
19
M.Carcassi
Siciliana
Solo
2:59
5:10
 
M.Carcassi
March
Solo
0:34
 
 
M.Carcassi
Galop
Solo
0:54
 
12
J.S.Bach
Gavotte (from English Suite no.3)
Duo
3:11
3:11
 
M.Carcassi
Andantino
Solo
1:17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guitar solo by A.Matsuda, Duos with Reiko Matsuda

 

 

CD-ARM-3004 「Sound of the Guitar4」



Click on the picture to listen to some bars of a Gigue by J.S.Bach.

Played on Antonio de Torres(1892)
Issued in 2006年 ¥2.000-(incl. consumption tax)(Japanese currency is in Yen)




 

A Message from Mr. Christopher Nupen

Maestruda mi querido 06/2/23
"The CD arrived today. I have just listened to it. As you expected, I very much like your playing.
It comes, unmistakably, from the Segovia tradition. I am not saying that it is an imitation of Segovia, not at all - but the wish to make the music speak personally is unmistakable and, to me, it is very appealing.
(omission of middle parts)
What you do is not fashionable in music circles today but that does not mean that it will not appeal to the public which is not always governed by fashion. Keep going in your own way. It is a good way. Thanks for the pleasure of listening to you. I will listen again before I go to sleep tonight." All good wishes Christopher.

PROGRAM
Johan Sebastian Bach      Prelude from Cello Suite no.3 (4:46)
Johan Sebastian Bach     Gigue from Cello Suite no.3 (4:19)
Isaac Albéniz      Sevilla (5:15)
Francisco Tárrega        Lagrima(1:44)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco     Gorriones(Sparrows) (4:14)

"Listeng to the Guitar”is now on sale. ¥2.500-(incl. consumption tax)
"Sound of the Guitar" is now on sale.
¥2.000-(incl. consumption tax)
"Sound of the Guitar2" & "Sound of the Guitar3" are also on sale.
¥3.000-
(incl. consumption tax) each.
"Sound of the Guitar1" LP is also on sale as well. ¥3.000- (incl. consumption tax)
N.B. they are all in currency of Japanese Yen

 

         
   

 Matsuda Akinobu - A Poet in Sound.
              Christopher Nupen

Bravo Matsuda, maestro di musica.
You have become a poet of the guitar, a worthy follower of Segovia.
For a few seconds, in several of the pieces, I noticed that your tempo is slower than what I am accustomed to hearing but I very quickly understood the reason when I heard what it is that your music is saying to the sensitive listener. I was particularly struck by the range of tone colour and the truly exceptional way in which you have succeeded in giving different colours to the treble and bass and, amazingly, at the same time.

Bravo Maestro Matsuda.
One of the things that delights me is that this is living proof of something that has always been very clear to me - and it is this. If a serious worker in any field remains humble in the face of the work and keeps his or her mind flexible and ready to learn, then that person learns something, as he or she goes along, which cannot be described but which is deeply impressive . I saw this very clearly in Segovia and my dear friend Nathan Milstein.
Your playing has acquired that quality which comes from conscientious, inquiring experience and I send you the most heartfelt congratulations.

Christopher Nupen
=the world-famous Producer and director of films with Andes Segovia, Nathan Milstein, Jacqueline du Pre, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Isaac Stern, Zubin Mehta and other internationally respected musicians.

 

Omnibus Sample

         
Click on the picture of "Sound of the Guitar 3", then you will hear a part of Prelude No.1 by Villa-Lobos of this CD or for all pieces, click on Omnibus Sample.  

C D
"Sound of the Guitar 3" - Played on Torres
ARM-3003 released on 2003
¥3.000-(incl.cons.tax.)

 
         

       PROGRAM
Manuel Maria Ponce
    Allegro non troppo (Prelude)  (2:46)
    Prelude No.6          (1:31)
Spanish Folk Song
    Lo Noy de la Mare        (2:17)
Hector Villa-Lobos
    Prelude No.1          (5:04)
    Prelude No.3          (4:15)
Johan Sebastian Bach/Ponce
     Prelude from Cello Suite no.1 (3:10)
Manuel Maria Ponce
     Vals             (3:13)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
      Obsequio a el Maestro    (4:07)
Manuel Maria Ponce Sonata no.V
    Allegro Moderato        (7:17)
     Chanson            (3:01)
      Allegro non troppo     (5:27)
             Total     42:57

   
       
 

Mr. Christopher Nupen, who has received many awards for his music films, of his direction and his production. He wrote to me as follows.

“I received a major award last night, in London, for this film. It is an award which, last year, they gave to five people including Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski so it carries a good deal of importance with it. This year they gave it to six people including Daniel Barenboim, Maxim Vengerov and Christopher Nupen. It is called the Jewish Cultural Award."

 

 
                   
     
C D
"Sound of the Guitar 2" - Played on Torres
ARM-3002 released on 1994
¥3.000-(incl.cons.tax.)
       

L P
"Sound of the Guitar 1"
ARM-3001 released on 198?
¥3.000-(incl.cons. tax.)

 

PROGRAM
   Guitar solo & Duo by Manuel Ponce
Guitar by Akinobu Matsuda
with HARPSICHORD Reiko Honsho


SPANISH FOLK SONG arr. by Kitagisi & A.M.
          SONG of the BIRD    (2:21)
FRANCISCO TARREGA
          PRELUDIO No.5     (1:36)
          PAVANA       (1:57)
          MARIETA       (2:00)
FERNANDO SOR
GRAN SOLO op.14              (9:42)
JOHAN SEBASTIAN BACH- from LUTE SUITE
           PRELUDE     (5:39)
           FUGUE      (5:54)
ISAAC ALBENIZ    GRANADA     (4:50)
MANUEL MARIA PONCE
   SONATA for G. & HARPSICHORD
     ALLEGRO molto       (6:23)
       ANDANTINO        (4:32)
         ALLEGRO non troppo  (3:32)
                TOTAL   48:26

PROGRAM
GUITAR SOLO by AKINOBU MATSUDA

SIDE I

JOHAN SEBASTIAN BACH arr. by A.M
         SARABANDE
        DOUBLE from violin partita no.1
MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
          OBSEQUIO A EL MAESTRO
FERNANDO SOR    MENUET
SPANISH FOLK SONGarr. by MIGUEL LLOBET
             LEONESA
        
      PLANY
MANUEL MARIA PONCE     GIGA MELANCOLICA

SIDE II

GEORG HAENDEL   SARABANDE w. variations
           MENUET
FRANCISCO TARREGA     MENUET
ISAAC ALBENIZ        ASTURIAS

   
                 
     

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