Spain

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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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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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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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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