Music: Master Magician

"The guitar," said the instrument maker, "is yours. Take it with you through the world, and may your labors be fruitful." That was in Madrid in 1912, when the guitarist was young. Since then he has wandered the globe, playing with unparalleled passion and beauty. Last week, a vigorous 65, Andrés Segovia was celebrating his 50th season of concertizing. In Manhattan's Town Hall he demonstrated again the magic that he brings to the guitar, an instrument that, before Segovia's coming, was thought to be fit mostly for gypsies. "Segovia's guitar does not sound loud," Stravinsky once said, "but it sounds far."


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