Romantic

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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Sargento Cabral by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Sargento Cabral by 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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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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La Truite by Franz Schubert

La Truite by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Although he died at an early age, Schubert was tremendously prolific. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous “Unfinished Symphony”), liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. Appreciation of his music during his lifetime was limited, but …

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Choros No 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Choros No 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Heitor Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer, described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music”. Villa-Lobos has become the best-known and most significant Latin American composer. His music was influenced by both Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition.

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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Sarita Mazurka by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Sarita (Mazurka) by 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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Tua Imagem Vals by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Tua Imagem Vals by 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 …

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Vidalita by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Vidalita by 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 Romantic …

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