Segovia, Andrés (1893-1987)

Great Spanish virtuoso of the classical guitar.  Segovia and Villa-Lobos became close friends after they met in Spain in the early 1920's.  Segovia inspired nearly all of Villa-Lobos' music for the guitar, and commissioned the Guitar Concerto.  Beside the Villa-Lobos works, Segovia inspired much of the great guitar music of the century, by composers including Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Alfredo Casella, Joaquín Turina, Manuel M. Ponce, and Albert Roussel.