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Andres Segovia
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    (February 21, 1893-June 2, 1987)
    Born in Linares, Spain
    Classical guitarist
    Best known for his interpretations of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach
    Granted the title Marquess of Salobrena (1981)
    Received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1986)
    Despite making many changes to the works he performed, he berated his students if they changed his fingerings when they played.
    Fellow classical guitarist John Williams called him 'a very limited teacher and a limited musician.'
    He had a falling out with his friend Pablo Casals over his visits to Franco's Spain.
    When he was 68, he married a 22-year-old student.
    His father, wanting him to follow a career in law, broke two of his guitars before letting him become a musician.
    He said, 'I was determined to win the guitar a respected place in the great music schools along with the piano, the violin and other concert instruments.'
    He was known for producing a 'Segovia hush' in even large venues like Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.
    He continued playing into his 90s, noting, 'I will have an eternity to rest.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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