Romantic

Adagietto (Symphony No 5) by Gustav Mahler (Guitar Tab)

Adagietto (Symphony No 5) by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Mahler’s compositions were solely symphonic rather than operatic. He eventually composed 10 symphonies, each very emotional and large in scale. Mahler is now regarded as a pioneer of 20-century composition techniques, particularly progressive tonality. His symphonies are seen as perhaps the most important since Beethoven’s, linking the …

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Suspiro de Amor (Arr. Tarrega) by Adolf Henselt (Guitar Tab)

Manchega (Danza Espanola) 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 …

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Venetian Gondola Song (Barcarola) by Felix Mendelssohn (Guitar Tab)

Venetian Gondola Song by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn’s work includes symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His most-performed works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the …

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The Elephant by Camille Saint-Saëns (Guitar Tab)

The Elephant by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer of the Romantic era. “The Swan” is taken from the “Carnival of the Animals” (Le Carnaval des animaux), a light-hearted musical comedy of 14 moments. The suite was published in 1922, the year after his death.

Vals de Primavera by Agustin Barrios (Guitar Tab)

Vals de Primaveraby Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944) Barrios’s compositions can be divided into three basic categories: folkloric, imitative and religious. Barrios paid tribute to the music and people of his native land by composing pieces modeled after folk songs from South America and Central America. Imitating the compositional style and techniques of the Baroque and …

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Liebeslied by Johann Kaspar Mertz (Guitar Tab)

Liebeslied by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) János Gáspár Mertz was born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, now Bratislava (Slovakia). A virtuoso, he established a solid reputation as a performer. Mertz’s guitar music, followed the pianistic models of Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann, rather than the classical models of Mozart and Haydn (as did Sor and …

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Manchegas (Danza Espanola) by Francisco Tarrega (Guitar Tab)

Manchega (Danza Espanola) 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 …

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