B1415. Roger Hauert / Bernard Gavoty. Andres Segovia. Genève, René Kister, 1955. 32pp. Photos by Roger Hauert; Text by Bernard Gavoty; Discography; Photos; DJ.
“Andres Segovia become one of the great names in classical music, whose mere name was enough to sell out houses worldwide. He received numerous awards and honors during his lifetime, including the Grand Cross of Isabela and Alfonso, the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society of London, and many honorary degrees. The house where he was born had a commemorative plaque attached to it in 1969 proclaiming him the ‘leading son of the city’. King Juan Carlos of Spain ennobled him as the Marquis of Salobreia in 1981, and in the same year a Segovia International Guitar Competition was established in his honor. He continued to give recitals and concerts until an advanced age, and had the rare opportunity, in 1984, of playing at a gala concert honoring the 75th anniversary of professional début.”
- Joseph Stevenson, allmusic.com