Carlos Montoya – Masters of the Spanish Guitar: Alegrías Flamencas (2022) [FLAC 24 bit, 48 kHz]

Carlos Montoya - Masters of the Spanish Guitar: Alegrías Flamencas (2022) [FLAC 24 bit, 48 kHz] Download

Artist: Carlos Montoya
Album: Masters of the Spanish Guitar: Alegrías Flamencas
Genre: Flamenco, Guitar
Release Date: 2022
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 48 kHz
Duration: 01:10:35
Total Tracks: 18
Total Size: 579 MB


01. Carlos Montoya – Alegrías Flamencas (03:43)
02. Carlos Montoya – Jota Aragonesa / Sardana / Rapsodia Valenciana / La Lagarterana (06:06)
03. Carlos Montoya – No. 5, Sacro-monte (Arr. for Guitar) (02:41)
04. Carlos Montoya – Nana del Gitanito (03:14)
05. Carlos Montoya – Jota (04:35)
06. Carlos Montoya – Farruca (04:44)
07. Carlos Montoya – Granaina (05:10)
08. Carlos Montoya – Duende Flamenco (04:10)
09. Carlos Montoya – Peteneras (04:01)
10. Carlos Montoya – El Vito (04:58)
11. Carlos Montoya – Saeta (04:49)
12. Carlos Montoya – Solá por medio (02:49)
13. Carlos Montoya – Cante de Sevilla (Arr. C. Montoya for Guitar) (04:27)
14. Carlos Montoya – Madrid 1800 (Arr. C. Montoya for Guitar) (03:25)
15. Carlos Montoya – Boogie Flamenco (02:53)
16. Carlos Montoya – Isle of Capri (Arr. C. Montoya for Guitar) (02:56)
17. Carlos Montoya – Solamente una vez (Arr. C. Montoya for Guitar) (02:44)
18. Carlos Montoya – Oh! Susanna (03:04)


A Spanish guitarist and composer, Carlos Montoya made a lasting contribution to music between the 20s and 50s. He introduced the flamenco style of music as a serious form of guitar music. Traditionally flamenco music was used to accompany gypsy folk dancers and singers but Carlos Montoya changed it into a main genre of music.Carlos Montoya was born into a gypsy family in Spain. His interest in music and the guitar began at an early age. He began studying the guitar with his mother and a neighboring barber, eventually learning from Pepe el Barbero, a guitarist and teacher. Not only was he interested in playing the guitar, Carlos Montoya wanted to learn the history of flamenco music. Flamenco music came out of the Moorish invasion of Spain. His uncle, Ramon Montoya, was a successful flamenco guitarist also. Carlos Montoya started playing professionally at the age of 14, playing for singers and dancers at the cafes in Madrid. Two of the dancers he most often played for were La Teresina and La Argentina.

Wanting to broaden his musical career, Carlos Montoya began touring in the 20s and 30s. His tours included performances in Europe, Asia and North America. He accompanied several performers including La Argentina again. He had finally made a name for himself as a flamenco guitarist.

When World War II broke out in the 1940s, Carlos Montoya was on tour in the United States with dancer La Argentinita. During the war he decided to settle in New York City and eventually became a United States citizen. In 1945 La Argentinita died but Carlos Montoya toured on his own, opening his repertoire to include not only flamenco but also blues, jazz and folk music.

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