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Tangos Milongas and Habaneras
Anton Diabelli is a guitar composer who differs in many respects from the usual guitar composer of the early nineteenth century. Most of the music he wrote was not for the guitar. He was active as a proof reader, publisher and in these capacities learned to know many leading musical personalities, such as Beethoven and Schubert, and had in many ways a central role in the music business in Vienna. Whereas guitar composers were usually players themselves, Diabelli’s activity as a performing …
Orphee Data-Base 1991 Supplement,
The Spanish composer Oscar Esplá lived in Belgium for almost fourteen years, including those of the Second World War. A detailed description is given of Esplás life in Belgium: the first Concours Eugène Ysaye of 1937 for which he came from Spain and thus fled the fratricide in his country, the musical scene in occupied Brussels, press censorship, the relation and correspondence he had with leading musicians of the time, the projects he undertook with librettists and the…
With his Diccionario de Guitarristas, Domingo Prat provided us in 1934 with a wealth of information on the guitar and related subjects. The introduction to the facsimile edition which was published in 1986 summarizes the four main areas of interest: South American guitar music in general, and Argentine guitar music in particular; The guitar in Spain; Contemporary guitar; Guitar history. There are numerous references to individuals from the world of flamenco, or género andaluz as Pr…
Matanya Ophee, Luigi Boccherini’s Guitar Quintets—New Evidence—To which is added, for the first time, a reliable biography of François de Fossa, his portrait and a check list of his known compositions. A Study of the provenance of these quintets.
Orphee DB (paper),
Orphee DB (Cloth),
The Diccionario de Guitarristas by Domingo Prat was published in July of 1934 in a limited edition of 1605 copies, all of which were personally signed by the author.
It followed in the footsteps of several earlier lexicons and histories of the guitar such as Philip J. Bone's The Guitar and Mandolin of 1914, Josef Zuth's Handbuch der Gitane und Laute, Maria Rita Brondi's Il Liuto e la Chitarra, Fritz Buek's Die Gitarre und Ihre Meister, all three published in 1926, and Rica…
R&B-S Catalog (Cloth),
This edition is a reprint of the Richard Pick School of Guitar, originally published in 1992 as a two volume set, and reprinted in one volume under license by Mel Bay Publications a couple of years later. The original book was an extensive compendium of teaching material, lavishly embellished by a substantial amount of recreational material composed by Richard Pick for the purpose. This material consisted of the individual Interludes as well as longer pieces in the form of preludes and a …
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