Guitar and Lute

Homenaje de Debussy

Homenaje de Debussyby Thomas StieglerA work so multi-layered that the English composer Benjamin Britten was once to say: »The piece is only seven minutes long, but there are twenty minutes of music in it.« [1] - whereas a performance of the piece lasts barely three...

Nocturnal op. 70 – an introduction

Even though the work may sound strange to untrained listeners, it is one of the most beautiful and interesting works of classical guitar.

The Prince’s Toys

The Prince's Toysby Thomas StieglerThere are different ways to travel the world, and each of us will in the course of our lives find our own approach to it somewhere between two extremes. At one end of the scale, there are those people who move from country to...

The Doll Princess

The Doll Princessby Christian BürgerThe Doll Princessby Christian BürgerAuguste Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (1666-1751)Rarely does it happen with aristocratic couples from the early modern period that the wife outshines the husband - at least posthumously. In the...
The virtuosos

The virtuosos

The virtuosos by Thomas Siemens The virtuosos by Thomas Siemens"He is a virtuoso in the kitchen". We may have heard...

The Guitaromania

The Guitaromania

The Guitaromania by Thomas Siemens The Guitaro- mania by Thomas SiemensAn engraving from 1825 shows a confusing, or...

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...

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The Chitarrone

The Chitarrone

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

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