Continuing to explore the steel-string approach to romantic classics, we have my interpretation of Lagrima, or at least one interpretation. Francisco Tarrega wrote Lagrima (Teardrop) while in England and feeling homesick, missing his beloved Spain.
The piece is similar to many others of his having two eight-measure sections in contrasting keys, E Major then E Minor, arranged in the AABBA form.
As many of you know, I really enjoy playing classical pieces on the steel-string guitar. I would like to think that Francisco Tarrega may have embraced the instrument as well, had it evolved during his lifetime.
As part of preparing lessons on some of my favorite classical pieces, I need to play and practice them over a long period of time to really get a feel for what I think the piece is trying to say. Here is an interpretation recorded on July 10, 2014.
The third video in our House Concert series with Dave Nachmanoff features the song Postcards to Stan.
Written on a family vacation in Italy while Dave was relaxing in a cafe, Postcard to Stan was inspired by a women that was sitting a few tables down. The song is about what might have been going through her had as she sat nearby in the cafe.
In early March of this year our long time TG member and general musical activist Lynn hosted a house concert at her home in Virginia. Dave Nachmanoff, now officially part of the TG family, was her featured guest. Dave is an incredibly talented musician from Northern California who has been performing and writing songs since he was a child. For the last ten years or so he has also been traveling as Al Stewart’s right hand man, essentially Al’s band.
About fifty people were treated to an evening of Dave’s musical magic and we are thrilled that some of it was captured on video. These clips include stories about the songs and give us a glimpse of how fun and entertaining house concerts can be.
The series kicks off with Dave’s instrumental Port Angeles and his piano take on Romeo And Juliet, originally by Mark Knopfler and done on the Dire Straits album Making Movies.
This video is really from the Hogan Home Movies Archive and was just recently unearthed on an archeological dig in the basement.
KPIG is a worldfamous radio station, descended from the legendary KFAT in Watsonville, near Santa Cruz, and they generally do shows like this on Sundays for upcoming concerts.
The concert in question was one of a pair I did with Laurence Juber and maybe some more digging will find footage of one of those. This has all the random edits of home movies but there may be some interesting scenes and at least a couple songs.