Segovia’s chosen one has died

July 8, 2016 by norman lebrecht


Latin America is mourning the loss of Airio Diaz, the Venezuelan classical guitarist whom Andres Segovia named as the best of his generation.

Alirio Diaz, who was 92, was the dedicatee of Rodrigo’s Invocación y Danza and other major works. He applied much of his time to exploring contemporary composers and Venezuelan folklore.

He was, as you can see below, an incredible virtuoso.

Comments (2)

  1. John Gingrich says:

    And a most remarkable and gentle person.

    1. Raul Valery says:

      He most certainly was.

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