Spain

Paquito by Francisco Tarrega

Pepita Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related …

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Danza Odalisca by Francisco Tarrega

Danza Odalisca by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this …

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El Raton by Francisco Tarrega

El Raton by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this …

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Preludio Pentatonica by Francisco Tarrega

Preludio Pentatonica Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was …

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Pepita by Francisco Tarrega

Pepita Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related …

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Madronos by Frederico Moreno Torroba

Madronos by Frederico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982) Moreno Torroba is often associated with the zarzuela, a traditional Spanish musical form. Directing several opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences. However, he is probably best known for his compositions for the classical guitar, many of which were dedicated to either Maria Angélica Funes …

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Dos Colores by Juan Serrano

Dos Colores by Juan Serrano(1935-) Serrano was born in Córdoba, Spain in 1935. At the age of 9, he studied guitar with his father, Antonio del Lunar, a professional guitarist. Serrano made his professional debut at age 13, and soon earned a reputation throughout Spain and Europe as a gifted musician. Dr. Juan Serrano is …

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Peternera by Rafael Marin

Peternera by Rafael Marin (1862-) Rafael Marin was a talented guitarist and flamenco music composer. Born in Pedroso de la Sierra, Province of Sevilla, Spain, July 7, 1862. While very young he became an enthusiastic aficionado of the guitar and the flamenco music. Rafael Marin published a Flamenco Method book. “Methodo Para Guitarra- Aires Andaluces“. …

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Opus 41 No 4 Berceuse by Jose Ferrer

Opus 41 No 4 Berceuseby Jose Ferrer (1835-1916) José Ferrer was a Spanish guitarist and composer, born in Spain. Ferrer studied guitar with his father, a guitarist and collector of sheet music, before continuing his studies with José Brocá. In 1882, he left Spain for Paris in order to teach at the Institut Rudy and …

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Study No. 38 in E Major by Dionisio Aguado

Etude 10 Metodo De Guitarra (Primera Parte) by Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)   Dionisio Aguado was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. Born in Madrid, he studied with Miguel Garcia. In 1825, Aguado visited Paris, where he met and became friends with lived with Fernando Sor. Aguado’s major work Escuela de Guitarra was a guitar tutorial …

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