G. Regondi – Introduction and Caprice
Regondi’s childhood sounds as invented by Ch. Dickens. His mother died at birth, and the man posing as his father had apparently decided early on to turn little Giulio into a prodigy.
Every day he locked him in a room and let him practice finger exercises for hours until he could give his first acclaimed concerts at the age of five.
Here we hear one of his few surviving works, played by the wonderful French guitarist Gabriel Bianco, who got his first guitar lessons at the age of five. Today, he is one of the most prestigious guitarists with numerous accolades, at home in every concert hall in the world.