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Christopher Parkening - Virtuoso Performances

By Christopher Parkening

By Christopher Parkening. Live/DVD. Performance video. Classical, Classical Instruction, Performance. DVD. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.320506).

Item Number: HL.320506

ISBN 9781423403074. 5.5x7.5 inches.

This DVD features performances and career highlights from classical guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening (filmed in 1971, 1973, 1998 and 2003). Viewers can watch feature titles in their entirety or select individual songs. As a bonus, there is archival footage of Andrés Segovia performing in studio, circa 1950. The DVD also includes an informational booklet. 95 minutes.

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  • 5

    Collin McConkey
    Grand Rapids, MI
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  • April 03, 2009 A Stunning Showcase of Virtuosity

    Christopher Parkening has long been recognized as among the world's elite classical guitarists. This DVD contains 1970s footage of a young Parkening in concert. The song selections range from a Rodrigo concerto to etudes by Sor. Parkening showcases his superb technique and world-renowned musicality, showing his adaptability with...

    almost every style of classical music, from Renaissance to Modern. This one is not your cliche concert documentary DVD. This is very well done, and is well put together. As a special bonus, archival footage of Andres Segovia in concert is included. This footage shows that Segovia's passion for his music has almost no equal among modern performers. Indeed, his musicianship and performance ease shine out. If you enjoy hearing Christopher Parkening in concert or in albums, you will greatly enjoy seeing him perform live from the 1970s. It is always a pleasure to experience great music performed by a great artist.

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  • March 04, 2009 Classical Guitar at it's BEST

    If you have had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Parkening's recordings, then you will surely enjoy the performances included on this DVD. A great tribute to a fantastic player.

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