Classical Guitar - Moonlight Sonata Eric Henderson is one of only three people to study privately with the master guitarist Andres Segovia.
Eric Henderson spent several years in Spain learning the intricacies of the classical guitar, while playing as much as 12 hours a day. In addition to studying with Andres Segovia, Henderson has studied guitar with Christopher Parkening, Angel Romero, Ernesto Bitetti, Emilio Pujol and Antonia Morales. He has spent time studying Baroque interpretation with Ton Koopman and Henk Dekker, and theory and composition with Aureo Hererro. While Eric was in Spain he also had the honor of studying with the great composer Federico Moreno Torroba, perfecting the interpretation of Torrobas Sonatina in A.
Eric Henderson's new CD "Homage" and DVD "Homage Guitar Masterpieces" are a collection of pieces he has studied, arranged and performed over the last four decades. Both the CD and DVD include pieces by Bach, Villa Lobos, and other standards of the classical guitar. Eric also performs his arrangements of Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix and the Jagger/Richards song, Paint it Black as well three original compositions.
Ludwig van Beethoven, is popularly known for his "Moonlight" Sonata . The work was completed in 1801 and rumored to be dedicated to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi. The name "Moonlight" Sonata derives from an 1832 description of the first movement by music critic Ludwig Rellstab, who compared it to moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne which is in central Switzerland.