Emanuele Segre
Emanuele Segre
Saturday 29th May 2003
Saturday 29th May 2003


The concert commenced with the Weiss Ciaccona. One was immediately aware of the intense passionate playing which projected powerfully across the hall. I could not fault the attention to detail of the ornamentation. The somewhat trebly tone suited this baroque piece.

The Sor Fantasia that followed was quite dazzling. Segres puts all his body and soul into his playing which no doubt accounts for the occasional sound of heavy breathing.

After the interval, in a change to the programme alternative Albeniz pieces were chosen starting with Majorca. I found this a little laboured or maybe I’m just spoiled by the Julian Bream recording. The familiar Astorias was played to great dramatic effect with the ringing rasgueados chords.

The highlight of the evening was the Roland Dyens which most of us had not heard before. The Songe Capricorne had us transfixed; this included a beautiful harmonic section. The Fuoco contained many percussive effects masterly played by Segres.

For an encore Segras gave us a powerful rendition of Villa Lobos Prelude No 1.


John Gates - Greenwood Classical Guitar Society

Saturday 29th March 2003 7:30pm
Emanuele Segre Concert at the Greenwood Centre.

Admission £7.00 or £6.00 in advance from Martin Shaw. Phone 0208 891 6889



1 Ciaccona Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750)
2 Fantasia
Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
3 Rhondò brillante op.2 No. 1
  • Adagio
  • Polonaise
Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)
4 Rhondò brillante op.2 No. 2
  • Andante
  • Rhondò allegro moderato
5 Majorca   Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
6 Asturias  
7 Songe Capricorne   Roland Dyens (b1955)
8 Fuoco  

 John Gates