Christopher Parkening (born December 14, 1947) is an American classical guitarist. He holds the Chair of Classical Guitar at Pepperdine University under the title Distinguished Professor of Music.
Parkening was born in Los Angeles, California. His cousin Jack Marshall, a studio musician active in the 1960s, introduced Parkening to the recordings of Andrés Segovia when he was 11 and encouraged his classical guitar studies. By the age of 19 he had embarked on a professional career of regular touring and recording.
Segovia has stated that, "Christopher Parkening is a great artist—-he is one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world."
At age 30, Parkening withdrew from public performances and recording seeking a respite from the demands of a professional career and a chance to pursue his hobby of flyfishing. During this period Parkening rarely played guitar choosing instead to focus his attention on hisЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Parkening Plays Bach [альбом]
- Virtuoso Duets With David Brandon [альбом]
- Pleasures of Their Company [1986, альбом]
- A Tribute to Segovia [1991, альбом]
- Concierto de Aranjuez - Fantasia para un gentihombre & Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra [1993, альбом]
- Concerto for Guitar [2000, альбом]
- Grace Like a River [02.05.2006, альбом]
- Christopher Parkening Celebrates Segovia [сборник]
- Simple Gifts [сборник]
- In the Spanish Style [1986, сборник]
- The Artistry of Christopher Parkening [1993, сборник]
- The Great Recordings [14.09.1993, сборник]
- Andaluza Guitar Classics [2010, сборник]
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