Guitar and Lute

Giovanni Battista Marella

Giovanni Battista Marella by Thomas StieglerToday there are only a few people left who are interested in the work of the French composer G. B. Marella. Probably the only one of his works that is still regularly heard is his Suite in A major. Yet there are still so...

The life of Alirio Díaz

Alirio Díaz by Thomas StieglerIn the highlands of Carora, until a few years ago you could see a man standing in the fields at dawn listening to the singing of birds. A lonely man, perhaps, who looked at the blowing of a leaf, followed the flight of the condor and...

Narciso García Yepes

Narciso García Yepes     von Thomas StieglerThe Legend   A Spanish fair, early 1930s. With shining eyes a little boy stands in the midst of the hustle and bustle and can't take his eyes off an old guitar. Until his father approaches, puts a warm hand on...

Humanism in music

Humanism in music by Bernhard Reichel"Here is that Raphael, whom the great mother of all things feared to be surpassed as long as he lived, and to die as he died." (Pietro Bembo)Raphael Sanzio, one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance, died on...
The life of Alirio Díaz

The life of Alirio Díaz

Alirio Díaz by Thomas StieglerIn the highlands of Carora, until a few years ago you could see a man standing in the...

Narciso García Yepes

Narciso García Yepes

Narciso García Yepes     von Thomas StieglerThe Legend   A Spanish fair, early 1930s. With shining eyes...

Humanism in music

Humanism in music

Humanism in music by Bernhard Reichel"Here is that Raphael, whom the great mother of all things feared to be surpassed...

The Chitarrone

The Chitarrone

The Chitarroneby Bernhard Reichel Alessandro Piccinini's Toccata XII and the modern style   Around 1600 music...

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Ida Presti

Ida Presti

   Ida PrestiIda Presti (1924 – 1967), born as Yvette Ida Montagnon, is considered by her admirers to be the greatest...

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Giulio Regondi

Giulio Regondi

Giulio RegondiThe romance. Dark forests, wild gorges, the stormy sea. In the midst of this elemental force suddenly...

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Ferdinando Carulli

Ferdinando Carulli

Ferdinando Carulliby Thomas Stiegler Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli, Ferdinando Carulli...

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Castles of Spain

Castles of Spain

Castles of Spainby Thomas Stiegler Federico Moreno Torroba always reminds me a little of Richard Strauss. Neither were...

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