Rene Izquierdo plays and discusses the “Passacaglia” from Joaquin Rodrigo’s Tres piezas españolas. Topics in this lesson include tips for practicing challenging sections such as the famous sextuplets passage, bringing out the passacaglia line, and staying relaxed throughout the piece in preparation for the final movement.
Izquierdo also offers detailed explanations of the fingerings he has found most technically and musically satisfying.
Rene Izquierdo, a native from Cuba, graduated from the Guillermo Tomas, Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana. In the United States, Mr. Izquierdo earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery. While at Yale he represented the university in an exchange program with the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse du Paris and worked with guitarists Olivie Chassain and Roland Dyens.