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Andres Segovia

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Birthday
21, 1893
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jun 2, 1987 (94)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1893
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jun 2, 1987 (94)

About

Spanish classical guitarist who was given an Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986 for his contributions to his genre.

Before Fame

He disobeyed his father by pursuing guitar rather than law. When he was sixteen, he had a public performance in Grenada.

Trivia

He taught many master classes over the course of his career.

Family Life

He married Adelaida Portillo in 1918, then pianist Paguita Madriguera in 1935, and then Emilia Magdalena Corral Sancho in 1962.

Associated With

One of his close friends was musician Alexandre Tansman.