Change Currency: GBP USD EUR JPY CAD AUD CHF RUB CNY ZAR MXN

Change Language: Deutsch English (UK) English (US) Español Française Dutch

The Guitarist's Repertoire

Sort by

Carulli- op. 107

Carulli- op. 107

$9.95

The tune on which this work is based is the famous Nel cor più non mi sento, a duet from Act 2 of Giovanni Paisiello’s opera La Molinara (1788). Nel cor più occupied one of the most prominent positions in the hierarchy of nineteenth century hit parade. The tune was arranged for many different instruments and instrumental ensembles, by literally hundreds of arrangers, Beethoven and Hummel being the most prominent among them. Guitarists are well familiar with the variations …

Carulli-Raccolta

Carulli-Raccolta

$12.95

The guitar music of Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841) is often associated with didactical material and with a large number of editions destined for home music making by amateurs. This small anthology of sonatas by Carulli comes from a manuscript dated 1805, which was compiled for the personal use of one such amateur, a certain Italian nobleman named Niccolò Mancini. This manuscript may be an autograph, or it may be a compilation made by a copyist on order from Signor Mancini, whoever he m…

Cordero — Six Divertissements

Cordero — Six Divertissements

$5.95

        Fernando Cruz Cordero was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 1822. Like many other Argentine guitarists of his time, Cordero did not pursue music as a profession. He studied law at the University of Buenos Aires, where he obtained his doctorate in 1843. His practice, specializing in criminal law, was among the most renowned of the period. He also embraced freemasonry and was one of the founding members of the Lodge Unión del Plata no. 1, …

Gould - Souvenir of the Fair at Marseille

Gould - Souvenir of the Fair at Marseille

$2.95

Not much is known today about Napoleon W. Gould, the composer of this charming miniature. He was a British guitarist and banjo player who went to the United States sometimes in the mid-nineteenth century, where he joined the Daniel Decatur Emmett minstrel show and appeared with it, and with other minstrel groups, at least 20 times between about 1850 and 1870. While in the US, Gould published several compositions and arrangements for guitar and for banjo, notably, with the Oliver Ditson Compan…

JOHANN DUBEZ Fantaisie on Hungarian Themes

JOHANN DUBEZ Fantaisie on Hungarian Themes

$9.95

This composition is based on melodies from the opera Hunyadi Laszló by Ferenc Erkel interspersed with popular arrangements of traditional verbunkos themes, also by Erkel. The csárdás movement (the Andante sections on pp. 3 and 9) is particularly emotive of the style hongrois, as is the Rákóczi March. Dubez’ elaboration of this famous theme, seems to be a straight transcription of the 1840 piano arrangement of it by Erkel which could very well have been…

Legnani Op. 202

Legnani Op. 202

$8.95

The opera Guillaume Tell by Gioacchino Rossini, based on the play Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich Schiller, Rossini’s last opera, was first performed at the Paris Opera on August 3, 1829. Soon after its premier, the opera became a favorite with the public, in spite of its being heavily censored in some countries due to the seemingly subversive nature of its story line, the people rising against a foreign power. The Overture to Wilhelm Tell though, became entrenched in the repertoire as a popu…

Massenet - Mélodie-Elégie, Op. 10 Nº 5.

Massenet - Mélodie-Elégie, Op. 10 Nº 5.

$2.95

The Élégie by Jules Massenet (1842-1912) was perhaps one of the most popular melodies in Europe of the fin de siècle, the last decades of the nineteenth century, often referred to as the Belle Epoque. Massenet originally composed Élégie in 1866 for a piano cycle titled Pièces de Genre, Op. 10 Nº 5. In 1872, he incorporated the piece into Les Erinnyes (The Furies), a play by Leconte de Lisle. The sorrowful melody for muted cello became a solo piec…

Molino - Vive Henri IV

Molino - Vive Henri IV

$6.95

These variations on Vive Henri IV appear at the end of the Grande Méthode Complette, Op. 46 by the Italian guitarist/violinist Francesco Molino (1775-1847). As one of the major guitar personalities in Paris during the 1820s-30s, Molino, known as François among the French, would certainly make use of popular melodies such as Vive Henri IV, a song that dates back to the reign of King Henri IV (1553-1610). The song, passed from generation to generation, was incorporated into plays …

Paulian, Airs et Variations Op. 1

Paulian, Airs et Variations Op. 1

$9.95

Until quite recently, there was not much information available on the identity of the composer Athénaïs Paulian. There is only one known composition with her name, the current one. We know that she must have been a popular personality in the 1820s in Paris. Antoine de Lhoyer dedicated to her his Duo Concertant pour deux Guitares Op. 44. of 1826. Dionisio Aguado dedicated to her his Huit petites pièces, op. 3, in 1827, Fernando Sor dedicated to her his Trois Pièces de…

Polupayenko-Fantasia on Zaporozhye Themes

Polupayenko-Fantasia on Zaporozhye Themes

$5.95

The present work was published by the important Moscow publisher P. Jurgenson in 1898. Album for guitarists on the 6- or 9-string guitar, composed by M. Polupayenko]. The work itself is titled: Ballads and merriments of the Zaporozhets, A Fantasia. The Zaporozhets referred to in the title is a Cossack soldier from the town of Zaporozhye in the Ukraine, a place that still today honors the military traditions of the Cossacks. As such, this music, light-hearted and aiming at a facile display of …

Sort by