I was looking up some public domain versions of Asturias for guitar and accidentally bumped into one arranged for solo viola. I thought to myself "how on earth would that piece work on the viola?!". Then I heard this guy play it... please check it out - a fantastic and passionate performance that breathes a different life into the piece.
I really love hearing pieces we know on guitar being re-orchestrated. I made a page with a whole bunch of pieces re-orchestrated that you'll probably be familiar with: https://www.danielnistico.net/re-orchestrated.html
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this version of Asturias :-)
Dr. Daniel Nistico is a passionate performer, author and educator who specializes in the performance practice of 18th and 19th century guitar music. Daniel's teaching and research aims to revitalize the concept of being a well-rounded musician, with emphasis on topics like harmony that can lead to deeper musical understanding and provide tools for composing and improvising.