Label: EMI-Odeon, S.A. - 102-300007 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Venezuela • Genre: Latin, Classical • Style: Baroque, Romantic, Classical
From childhood he showed a great interest in music. His uncle was his first guitar teacher. At age 16 he ran away from home to Carora, where he sought better schooling.
Inthe Venezuelan government awarded him a scholarship to continue his guitar studies in Madrid under Regino Sainz de la Maza.
There Look Inside Yourself (Intro) - James Lavelle - GU37: Bangkok impressed Segovia greatly with his Canción - Alirio Díaz - Guitar Music Of Spain And Latin America technique and extensive repertoire. Three years later, he progressed to become the assistant and substitute to Segovia and started performing in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe.
He taught in Rome and performed in concert with his son Senio. During the European winter, he used to return to Venezuela to his native town, La Candelaria.
When the young Venezuelan musician concluded his studies, Canción - Alirio Díaz - Guitar Music Of Spain And Latin America traveled to Europe for a post-graduate degree. Soon after his arrival he was welcomed by a large group of representative figures of Venezuelan culture, and the Ministry of Education responded by approving a grant for Diaz. A couple of years later Diaz became not only the disciple of the Segovia but also his assistant and substitute at the Chigiana Academy.
Based in Italy, he first toured throughout the European continent to eventually perform on five continents. Following in the footsteps of Vicente Emilio Sojo, he spent much of his time on their trips to Venezuela collecting folk songs. His guitar arrangements of these songs continue to be performed around the world. His research is conducted from a critical, analytical and musicological point of view. Much of this work is also reflected in his autobiographical work Al divisar el humo de la aldea nativa  "On seeing the smoke from the native village".
He died in Rome on 5 July From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Traditions of the Classical Guitar. Alma Books. Alirio Diaz, for example, was soon acknowledged as the greatest player with the possible exception of Agustin Barrios to emerge from South America. Retrieved 19 July Retrieved 30 March Editorial Club Universitario. Retrieved 10 February Archived from the original on 20 August Retrieved 29 March Archived from the original on 28 September Al divisar el humo de la aldea nativa in Spanish.
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