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  Andrés Segovia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Segovia claimed that he rescued the guitar from the hands of flamenco gypsies, and built up a classical repertoire to give it a place in concert halls.
Segovia's first public performance was in Spain at the age of sixteen, and a few years later he held his first professional concert in Madrid, playing guitar transcriptions by Francisco Tárrega and some works by Johann Sebastian Bach, which he had transcribed himself.
Many prominent musicians believed that Segovia's guitar would not be accepted by the classical music community because in their mind, the guitar could not be used to play classical music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Andr%E9s_Segovia   (873 words)

  
 Segovia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Segovia is a city in Spain, the capital of the province of Segovia in Castile-Leon.
The aqueduct that stands at the entrance of the historic section of Segovia was built at the end of 1st to early 2nd century AD by the Romans during their occupation of the Iberian Peninsula.
Owing to these famous monuments, Segovia is a very popular tourist destination, especially as a day-trip from Madrid.
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 Segovia, Spain. All you need to know about a wonderful city
Segovia is a province of Castilla and Leon.
Segovia has the nickname 'The Stone Ship' due to the location of its Alcazar castle perched on the rocks, resembling the prow of a ship, whilst the Cathedral tower appears as its mast.
Segovia has an interesting history and this is evident as you explore the city and all its marvelous buildings.
www.idealspain.com /Pages/Places/segovia.asp   (1088 words)

  
 Segovia
Although Segovia was populated by the Celtiberians and evidently by the Romans, the fact that neither Visigoths nor Moors left any mark on the city leads some to maintain that it was abandoned after the Moorish conquest of Spain and only repopulated as part of the reconquista, towards the end of the 11th century.
Segovia is particularly rich in Romanesque architecture, but the 13th and especially 14th centuries were its moment of greatest prosperity and splendour, a time which came to an end a little abruptly in 1521 with the unsuccessful popular uprising of the Comuneros, led in Segovia by Juan Bravo.
It is Segovia's most emblematic monument (literally: it is the main element of the city's coat of arms) and the most important example of Roman civil engineering in Spain, it was built to bring water from the Rio Frio high in the sierra.
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 Biography: Andrés Segovia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Andrés Segovia was born on February 18, 1894 in the Andalucian city of Linares, Spain and was reared in Granada.
During the span of Segovia's career he saw the guitar, which was on the outskirts of music when he was a boy, become one of the most popular and studied instruments in the world.
Segovia died in 1977 at the age of 92.
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 classicalguitar.net - Andrés Segovia
Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) is considered to be the father of the modern classical guitar movement by most modern scholars.
Segovia's quest to elevate the guitar to a prominent position in the music world, began at the early age of four.
Segovia gave his first concert in Spain at the age of sixteen, with his professional debut at the age of twenty in Madrid.
www.classicalguitar.net /artists/segovia   (632 words)

  
 Segovia biography
Andres Segovia was born on February 18, 1894 in the Andalusian city of Linares, Spain and was reared in Granada.
During the span of Segovia's career he has seen the guitar, which was on the outskirts of' music when he was a boy, become one of the most popular and studied instruments in the world.
Segovia’s first concert in New York City was followed by five others there, all of which were sold out, and twenty-five in other cities.
www.cumpiano.com /Home/Articles/Transcriptions/Segovia/segovia_bio.html   (1698 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: SEGOVIA, TX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Segovia is on Interstate Highway 10 eleven miles southeast of Junction in eastern Kimble County.
During the 1920s Segovia was advertised as a vacation site for camping and fishing and had a tourist park, a gas station, and a general store.
The population in the mid-1980s was 101, and in 1990 it was estimated at twenty-five.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/SS/hls35.html   (281 words)

  
 Friends of the Segovia Mint Homepage
Friends of the Segovia Mint was established on November 5, 1993 to promote the restoration of the famous mint in Segovia, 53 miles from Madrid, Spain.
The Royal Mill Mint of Segovia was one of the first examples of a truly complex, mechanized industrial manufacturing plant in the history of mankind.
Today, the Segovia Mint building is considered to be the oldest original example in the world, still standing, of a structure specifically designed as a mechanized industrial manufacturing plant.
www.segoviamint.org /index_engl.html   (582 words)

  
 Carmen and Jim's Virtual Tour of Spain - Segovia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Segovia's case, the old and new parts of town are split up between the upper and lower town respectively.
Segovia's train station is near the edge of the new part of town while our accommodations at Hotel Infanta Isabel are in Plaza Mayor which is up in the heart of the old town.
Segovia's upper town is a fortified town situated on a hill.
www.personal.psu.edu /staff/j/x/jxf17/spain2002/segovia.html   (1687 words)

  
 Alexander in Spain: Segovia
The last major stop on Alex's tour of Spain was Segovia, a historic town nestled in the green hills northwest of Madrid.
Segovia was the city under attack in Ernest Hemingway's classic war novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the site of the coronation of Queen Isabella, the lady who sent Christopher Columbus to America.
In Segovia, the modern mingles with the medieval.
www.leaptoad.com /ahp/segovia.shtml   (596 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Segovia
It is more probable that Segovia belonged to the Diocese of Palencia until the year 527, when, a certain bishop having been consecrated in violation of the canon law, the metropolitan of Toledo, Montanus, assigned to him for his becoming support the cities of Segovia, Coca, and Britalbo, which he was to keep for life.
It is certain that, in 589, Petrus signed as Bishop of Segovia in the Third Council of Toledo; in King Gundemar's synod, Minicianus signed (610); in the Fourth to the Eighth Councils of Toledo, Ausericus; in the Eleventh (675), Sinduitus; in the Twelfth to the Fifteenth, Deodatus; in the Sixteenth (693), Decentius.
Segovia has some very old parish churches, which, with their square Romanesque towers, were certain y built before the end of the thirteenth century.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13684b.htm   (1759 words)

  
 Andres Segovia page
Andrés Segovia, the young Spaniard whose playing of the guitar has astonished and delighted local concertgoers this season, reappeared in a recital yesterday afternoon in the Town Hall before an audience that overflowed to the stage.
Segovia appeared a select chorus of solo voices directed by Kurt Schindler, which sang part songs by various Spanish composers and by Maurice Ravel ("Trois chansons").
Segovia was able to indulge his penchant for fine effects to the utmost; and these effects crossed the footlights.
www.cumpiano.com /Home/Articles/Transcriptions/Segovia/Segovia.html   (808 words)

  
 Andrés Segovia - The Teacher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Segovia does not become involved in lengthy rhetorical discussions, and at times he teaches completely by example, illustrating with the guitar, without speaking one word.
Nevertheless, when a student giving a concert once tried to publicly thank Segovia for his guidance, the Maestro turned the acknowledgment aside and said that he, Segovia, had always been his own true teacher and that in one way all artists, like this boy, are their own true teachers.
Segovia's profound appreciation for balance, something that always moves me in his playing, is also strongly reflected in his teaching.
adams.mgh.harvard.edu /tigertunes/segovia.html   (1966 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nueva Segovia
The town of Nueva, or New, Segovia was in the Province of Cagayan, and was founded in 1581.
The territory retained by the Diocese of Nueva Segovia embraces the Provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Union, Pangasinan, five towns in the province of Tarlac, the sub-province of Abra, and also a large part of what is called the Mountain province; all this territory lies between 15° and 19° N. lat.
The people are very charitable towards the poor and afflicted, who have the custom of going at stated times in a body to the homes of the well-to-do, where they receive some gifts and where they then publicly recite the rosary for the spiritual good of their benefactors.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11149b.htm   (830 words)

  
 AHA International: Segovia, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Segovia strikes a unique balance between past and present, with very modern establishments standing beside the noble façades of the old city.
Classes are held at the Segovia Centre situated in a contemporarily restored sixteenth century building, which is adjacent to a lovely local park overlooking the valley--a unique backdrop for classes.
The purpose of the Segovia Centre is to provide undergraduates who seek to explore the city and the locale's unique artistic, architectural, and historical resources an academic framework for rigorous study of Spanish language and culture.
www.aha-intl.org /program.php?place=segovia   (328 words)

  
 Visit Segovia
On the south-east extreme is the world renowned Roman Aqueduct, the largest and best preserved of its kind anywhere, which served as the mintmark on all coins struck in the city from 1455 to 1864.
The future of Segovia is closely linked to the protection and promotion of the city's monumental complex, in which the Mint is given a unique distintion as the world's oldest, still standing, industrial manufacturing plant (1583).
The city's elevation of 3,280 ft. provides a refreshing atmosphere during the long summer evenings for enjoying the dozens of sidewalk cafes and terraces, especially on the streets and plazas where no cars are permitted.
www.segoviamint.org /english/segovia.htm   (404 words)

  
 Segovia - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It stands on a rocky hill (3,297 ft/1,005 m high) crowned by the cathedral and the turreted alcazar (fortified palace).
Segovia is of ancient origin and was favored by the Romans, who built (probably 1st cent.) the aqueduct (c.900 yd/820 m long) that still carries water to the city; it is built of uncemented limestone blocks and is one of the greatest Roman monuments in Spain.
The city was repeatedly taken and lost by the Moors from 714 until Alfonso VI conquered it in 1079.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:Segovia/Segovia.html?refid=ip_hf   (210 words)

  
 Classical Guitar: Artists & Performers - 1000 Great Guitar Sites on the Web
Andrés Segovia selected a set of twenty of those studies, each emphasizing a particular aspect of technique, and these are now some of the best known of Sor's works.
Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) is considered to be the father of the modern classical gutiar movement by most modern scholars.
Segovia himself began transposing the classical canon for the guitar as well, most notably his notoriously difficult translation of Bach's Chaconne, as well as many transcriptions of lute and harpsichord music.
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 Homespun Tapes - The Segovia Style
Eliot Fisk, a protegé of Segovia and a master of classical guitar in his own right, has put together a lesson that is filled with invaluable advice and powerful insights into the timeless Segovia legacy.
Starting with an analysis of a Segovia transcription of the Bach "Prelude In D Minor," Eliot goes on to explore three of Segovia's remarkable "Canciones Populares" (classical guitar interpretations of beautiful folk melodies) and the haunting "Estudio Sin Luz" ("Study without Light"), written when Segovia was in danger of losing his eyesight.
Segovia brought guitar studies to major universities, and the classical guitar is now heard on concert stages throughout the world.
www.homespuntapes.com /staticsite/prodpg596.asp   (468 words)

  
 Saving Segovia: Phillip de Fremery's New Transcriptions Preserve the Maestro's Legacy
Almost thirty years later, Segovia's widow, Emilia Segovia, the Marquesa de Salobreña, remembered de Fremery's skill and commissioned him to listen to and create manuscripts of fifty-six of Segovia's recordings, from Bach to Mendelssohn.
Emilia Segovia (center), was impressed by the musical skill of Phillip de Fremery (left) when he took guitar master classes with her husband Andrés Segovia (right) during the 1960s.
"Segovia suffered for the guitar in a way that few of us can now imagine," writes de Fremery, describing Segovia's incessant efforts to redefine tempi, articulation, and key and, despite international acclaim, to constantly move beyond the trends he himself had invented.
www.mtholyoke.edu /offices/comm/csj/040502/segovia.shtml   (719 words)

  
 Relief efforts spawn quick contracts (9/8/05)
Segovia, a Hendon, Va.-based company that, until Katrina, had provided satellite services exclusively to the military, offered ANG a technical solution that evening.
Now, Segovia is hoping that the sudden need for communications equipment - and the funding that lawmakers are sending toward Katrina relief - will send more business its way.
Segovia has a standing contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to provide first-responder support across the country.
www.govexec.com /story_page.cfm?articleid=32199&dcn=todaysnews   (818 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: John of Segovia
Nothing is known of him before he took part in the Council of Basle, except that he was archdeacon at Villaviciosa, canon at Toledo, and professor of theology at the University of Salamanca.
He took part in the twenty-eighth session (1 October, 1437) at which Eugene IV was declared contumacious, and in the thirty-third session (16 May, 1439) at which the pope was declared a heretic.
After Eugene IV was deposed by the council on 25 June, 1439, John of Segovia was appointed one of the committee whose duty it was to select a number of theologians to elect the new pope.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08479a.htm   (394 words)

  
 Segovia, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Segovia, a Castilian city situated 95 kilometers north of Madrid, possesses a millennial history embellished with magnificent monuments.
The Roman Aqueduct, more than two thousand years old, measures 728 meters in length with a maximum height of 28.29 meters, and dominates the city with its majestic presence and successful synthesis of Roman art and technology.
In the Summer in Segovia program, students will be able to improve their language skills, become acquainted with life in modern-day Spain, experience the richness of Spanish culture, history, art, and literature, live with a Spanish family, and earn six semester credits.
www.udayton.edu /~sabroad/languages/segovia.htm   (285 words)

  
 Friends University - Athletics - Player Detail
Coach Segovia heads into his second season as the head coach of the Lady Falcon softball team.
Coach Segovia comes to Friends University from McPherson College, where he was a student assistant softball coach in 2000, and then both a softball and football assistant coach from 2002-2004.
Coach Segovia is originally from Oklahoma and then came to McPherson College where he graduated in 2000 with his B.S. in Health and Physical Education.
www.friends.edu /athletics/sport_player_detail.asp?id=870   (187 words)

  
 segovia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Segovia's 1944 recordings, out of print for over two generations, represent him at the peak of his powers.
Segovia is once again represented at the peak of his technical and musical powers, in performances which reveal his unique, clear, rich dark tone, his orchestral timbres and textures.
The selection of Segovia HMV recordings offered parallels the span of Oyanguren's performances, including signature performances of two of Granados' "Danzas Espanolas" and Sor's "Variations on a Theme of Mozart." Although these recordings date from the 1920s and 1930s, their sound is lucid and full, thanks to the carefully restoration by DOREMI.
www.doremi.com /segovia.html   (1886 words)

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