I first heard the inspirational guitar playing of Andrés Segovia around
the mid-1950s, in a BBC radio broadcast in which he played pieces by
Bach and Moreno Torroba.
Since then, I was fortunate to hear the Maestro in well over thirty recitals.
Decades later the passion I have for this wonderful era of playing,
its sound, style, technique and of course the music itself,
remains with me, a part of guitar history and tradition that must be
cherished and preserved. - John Mills, 2013.
It is very important there are teachers
and players like John Mills because
this way the young students learn the
Segovia style ... - Amalia Ramírez, Madrid, 2012.
With works by Albéniz, Haug, Ponce, Rodrigo and Tansman this production includes two CDs and a booklet. John Mills has recorded all the music on a Ramírez Tradicional Model 1a guitar, like those originally used by Segovia.
Priced at £14.99 plus £2.50 p&p in the UK, buy your copy now by visiting Segovia the Ramírez Years or Amazon.
To mark his 65th birthday, celebrated English guitarist John Mills releases an exciting new DVD in September 2012.
John Mills studied with Andrés Segovia, John Williams and Julian Bream. In his remarkable career spanning some 45 years he has given over 3000 concerts around the world. He is also regarded as a leading exponent in the Segovia repertoire of the early to mid-20th century. Filmed in John's home town of Westbury, Wiltshire, there are many examples of technical and stylistic analysis from 1860 onwards. The film includes several complete performances of pieces by Tansman and Torroba along with extracts by Albéniz, Ponce, Llobet and Granados. This unique documentary offers a rare insight into John's vast knowledge, skills and talent, creating an invaluable resource for both students and professionals alike.
Priced at £14.99 plus £1.50 p&p and available on limited release, buy your copy now by visiting www.davidjaggs.com or Amazon.
Aquarelles, music of Kai Nieminen, Pilfink Records, Finland, 2005 (CD FIJJVC0600015 - 020)
Divertimento, Guitar Duets by Segovia, Poulenc, Bartók and others, played by John Mills and Raymond Burley, Motif Records, 2003 (CD MRCD 1002)
The John Mills Collection For Classical Guitar, Tayborn Publishing, Manchester, 1987
Guitar Music from The Student Repertoire (includes CD), Wise Publications/Music Sales Limited, London, 1994.
The John Mills Classical Guitar Tutor, Music Sales Limited, London, 1992.
Graham Wade: John Mills Concert Guitarist, A Celebration, GRM Publications, UK, 1997.
The December 2012 Classical Guitar magazine carries an article on John Mills by Simon Cartwright. John also appears on the front cover. Copies can be obtained by visiting the magazine's web site (using the link provided).