FYC Classical Instrumental SoloAaron Larget-Caplan – Spanish Candy
Five Stars: A beautiful homage from a master guitarist to Spain. “Candy” it might be, but offered at the highest level. – Fanfare (unpaid)
'Spanish Candy' is the culmination of a vision by classical guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan that, where he sought to combine his favorite elements of flamenco and Spanish classical guitar into a seamless musical experience. Music by Isaac Albéniz, Francisco Tárrega, Esteban de Sanlúcar, and Pascual Marquina. Spanish Candy is Aaron's 10th album earning a total of 5.5 million streams, and the first dedicated to the music of Spain.
"As a teenager living in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, this music lit a flame in my heart; it changed my life,” says Larget-Caplan.
"To write that Larget-Caplan has something to boast about would be to say too little.”
– Six Strings of the World (Poland)
"Spanish Candy...SWEET!!! Your playing and transcriptions are really outstanding, bravo Aaron. You play with so much spirit and musicality"
– Frederic Hand, Guitarist-Composer, former faculty Mannes College of Music
"La Paloma – This is my favorite on Spanish Candy. You play it with such understanding of the composition, and demonstrate a profound feeling for the culture which produced such a wonderful piece of music as this. Exceptionally beautiful tone and colors you draw from the Fanton d’Andon - they’re sublime." – Tom S. (fan)
Larget-Caplan represents the ideal 21st century artist.
More than just a guitarist, he is an ambassador of the instrument.”
– Thomas Schuttenhelm, Network for New Music, Director, Philadelphia
“Aaron has astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy. His performance was stunningly executed.”
– Boston Musical Intelligencer