14 Histoires De Guitares / David Jacques
Label: ATMA Classique
Catalog: ACD2 2806
Classical guitarist David Jacques has assembled a private collection of rare guitars made by the finest luthiers of the past 400 years. With his new album 14 Guitar Stories, Jacques becomes the first guitarist to play all 14 instruments on the same recording. Each guitar is featured in repertoire that is appropriate to the instrument’s era, and each has a story to tell. The guitars featured on the recording span more than three centuries and include early baroque instruments made by Alexandre Voboam around 1665, and by Pracht in 1776; a chitarra battente by Marcus Obbo from 1806; a theorbo-guitar by Villaume et Giron from 1798; a Mast lyre-guitar from 1810; an 1820 string guitar by Joaquin Pagés as well as guitars by prestigious makers René Lacôte (1835), Aubry-Maire (c.1830), Guiot (1846), Vicente Arias (1886), Anton Stauffer (c.1840), and Louis Panormo (1832); a rare guitar made by Antonio de Torres in 1887, and finally, a guitar made by Daniel Friederich in 1972.