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Larry Snitzler: Press

“Where virtuosity was demanded....it was produced brilliantly.”
Joseph McLellan - The Washington Post
“Snitzler has inherited an unforced musicality and elegance of phrasing from his teacher”, (Segovia).
Charles McCardell - The Washington Post
“Snitzler impressed everyone with his relaxed, effortless technique and his lyrical approach to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto, Opus 99.”
The Fairfax Journal, Great Falls, Va.
“Superb...expertly played.”
Arlington Daily News, Arlington, Tx.
“Extraordinario...sensible y expresivo.”
El Correo de Andalucía, Sevilla
“Remarquable!”
Pariscope, Paris
Une musicalité faite de pureté, finesse et facilité, qui révèle une authentique culture et tempérament musical.
Dépèche du Midi, Montpellier
Il est évident que l’artiste est doué et qu’il sait faire sortir de son instrument des bels effets extraordinaires.
El Alam, Tunisia
“Le public a vivement applaudi Monsieur Snitzler tout au longue de son récital.”
Le Courrier de Madagascar
“Snitzler and Segovia: the Master and the Protégé”
The Washington Post
Larry Snitzler in performance at The Greenberg Theater
The March 30, 2005 evening offering at the new Greenberg Theater, (the old Janus Movie theater, in Washington D.C), presented Larry Snitzler in an evening of classical guitar music that is very demanding of the performer but very accessible to the modern audience. His selections, especially Fantasía-Sonata by Joan Manén, afforded him a chance to show off every trick, including flamenco techniques, in his well-known command of dynamics and tone color. This piece is a reflection of the artistic influences of the modernist school as represented by Joan Miró, or Salvador Dalí. The music lies somewhere between impressionism and the modernista’s radical movement of art into more pronounced manipulation of image and color. The music resembles the art of mosaics and borders the cubist approach. A perfect setting for Mr. Snitzler to convey the feeling of the time as the trend-setting era it was. The presentation still brings inspiration as to where music and guitar playing may go.

This master player handled the challenge well and exploited the possibilities for the more intimate passages and subtle dynamics one might otherwise miss.
William Dykes - Washington Guitar Society Newsletter
Classical guitarist Larry Snitzler enchants Prairie du Chien audience
The 2005-06 Prairie du Chien Committee for the Performing Arts season kicked off in fine fashion Sunday with a performance by classical guitarist Larry Snitzler.

Snitzler, who is greatly influenced by the late classical guitar master Andrés Segovia, had the audience enchanted with his impeccable technique.
Many of the compositions played by Snitzler were written specifically for Segovia, whom Snitzler had known for 25 years.
Along with superb skill displayed on a guitar commissioned by Snitzler so as to be very similar to the wide- necked guitar used by Segovia, Snitzler also entertained the audience with amusing tales of his world-wide travels.
Snitzler has traveled to 20 countries, giving hundreds of solo recital, concerto and chamber music performances.
The audience was also treated to enlightening accounts of the musical history behind each piece. Following his performance Sunday night, Snitzler said that he very much enjoyed his visit to Prairie du Chien, having delved into some of the history of the area and taken in its scenic beauty.

Prarie du Chien, Wisconsin
September 21, 2005
Ted Pennekamp - Courier Press
Larry Snitzler - Remembranza


BLUE LULA RECORDS - Having studied with both Sophocles Papas at age 16 and three years later with Andres Segovia, classical guitar maestro Larry Snitzler released a CD retrospective in 2003 entitled Remembranza: Concert, Broadcast and Studio Recordings From Washington & Paris 1966-1988. In the interesting liner notes Snitzler speaks about the origins of the 24 tracks on the CD, for instance finding a tape of a concert he gave in Guatemala City in 1966 while the inset has a b&w of Snitzler meeting Segovia also in 1966 in Spain. Musically, Snitzler’s choice of classical favorites covered includes music of Segovia, Manuel Ponce, Fernando Sor, Erik Satie and more. Recorded over a 22 year period, the CD varies in recording technique and quality, but like Segovia, Snitzler’s classical guitar sound reveals fresh impressions with repeated listening. www.cdbaby.com/cd/snitzler
- (Jul 12, 2007)