You can not have a web site with a classical guitar page and not have mention of the mistreo Andrés Segovia. Segovia IS responsible for the recognition that the classical guitar has today.
from the Andreas Segovia web site
Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) is considered to be the father of the modern classical guitar movement by most modern scholars. Without Segovia’s efforts, the classical guitar would not be where it is today. After World War II, Segovia became among the first to endorse the use of nylon strings instead of gut strings. This new advance allowed for greater stability in intonation, and was the final missing ingredient in the standardization of the instrument.
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from the Parkening Christopher web site
Christopher Parkening is celebrated as one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. For more than a quarter century, his concerts and recordings have received the highest worldwide acclaim. The Washington Post cited his stature as “the leading guitar virtuoso of our day, combining profound musical insight with complete technical mastery of his instrument.” Parkening is recognized as heir to the legacy of the great Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia, who proclaimed that “Christopher Parkening is a great artist – he is one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world.” The Los Angeles Times has noted: “Parkening is considered America’s reigning classical guitarist, carrying the torch of his mentor, the late Andrés Segovia.”
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