Guitar and Lute

To the distant one

To the distant one by Thomas SiemensTo the distant one - Johann Kaspar Mertz"Is this really how I lost you? Have you, O fair one, escaped me? Still ringing in your ears Every word, every sound."   Thus begins the poem "To the Distant" by J. W. v. Goethe. A piece...

Concierto op. 67 by Malcolm Arnold

Concierto op. 67 M. Arnold In a small series I would like to introduce the most beautiful guitar concerts to you. Some people might think that I am carrying owls to Athens with them, but unfortunately many people only know the "Concierto de Aranjuez". But all those...

Prelude No. 2 and 3

Prelude No. 2 and 3 by Thomas StieglerAt the beginning of the 20th century the guitar had almost completely disappeared from public consciousness and hardly anyone remembered the role it had played in concert life only fifty years earlier. But in a small circle around...

French – German lute music of the 17th century

"Les Rhétorique des Dieux" by Tobias Tietze"Les Rhétorique des Dieux" 17th century French-German lute music The lute was a very present and highly valued instrument in musical life. Presumably arrived in Europe during the Moorish occupation of Spain (711 - 1492), it...
Prelude No. 2 and 3

Prelude No. 2 and 3

Prelude No. 2 and 3 by Thomas StieglerAt the beginning of the 20th century the guitar had almost completely...

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...

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The Chitarrone

The Chitarrone

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

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The life of Ida Presti

The life of 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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