From time to time I will be posting video clips of great classical guitar pieces.
This is the Russian virtuoso Alexey Zimakov playing the intimidatingly difficult Troika Variations. Don’t you just love his footstool?!
In December 2012 Alexey fell asleep outside his apartment block in Tomsk, Siberia in -44C weather conditions. His fur-lined coat kept him warm but when he awoke in the morning all his fingers had severe frostbite. The surgeon there had to remove all eight fingers! What a tragedy! What a player!