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Ramón Cueto (Guitar)

Born: 1932 - Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish guitarist, Ramón Cueto, studied with Pujol in Barcelona and had been acquainted with the Segovia school.

Ramón Cueto was a classical concert of great class. He particularly excelled in the Spanish repertoire: Manuel de Falla, Albeniz and Granados, which he signed many transcriptions. Moreno-Torroba, Turina. He was one of the first guitarists to perform the works of contemporary composers, including Ruiz-Pipo, Ohana, and Leo Brouwer. He also collaborated with Germaine Montero for recording the "Poema del cante jondo" by Federico García Lorca (LP Vega), and published very original arrangements of folk songs collected by García Lorca.

What is less known that he was also an outstanding flamenco guitarist. He taught, moreover, classical guitar and flamenco guitar at the Académie de Guitare de Paris, before José Peña succeeded him for flamenco guitar lessons. Among his pupils there were Raymond Cousté and Vincea McClelland-Couste. Having had the opportunity to meet Ramón Montoya, he was one of the main proponents of the style , as well as Luis Maraville, Pepe Martinez, and Manuel Cano.

Under the pseudonym of Ramon de Sevilla, he recorded in 1960 an EP consisting of five "palos": Solea , Siguiriya , Fandangos, Tanguillos and Zapateado. This record, as well as his most other recordings, has never been reissued.

 

Source: La Scala Retrouve Website (January 19, 2010) & Flamenco Web.fr (November 10, 2007), English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2013); Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2013)

Ramón Cueto: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

Cueto Ramon (La Sacala Retrouve) [French]

Ramón Cueto : Soleá (Flamenco Web.fr) [French]

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