World-renowned Spanish classical and flamenco guitarist Pepe Romero plays Asturias (Leyenda), a musical work written by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz; and Fantasia, by Celedonio Romero (2 March 1913 – 8 May 1996, the father of Pepe Romero), the guitarist, composer, and poet, perhaps best known as the founder of The Romeros guitar quartet. This …
Croatian virtuosa classical guitarist Ana Vidović plays Isaac Albéniz’s Asturias (Leyenda). The piece was originally written for the piano and set in the key of G minor, and first published in Barcelona, by Juan Bta. Pujol & Co., in 1892. It is the prelude of a three-movement set entitled Chants d’Espagne.
Russian classical guitarist Elena Ashimova plays “A Day in November” (Un Die De November) by Leo Brouwer, the Cuban composer, conductor, and guitarist (born March 1, 1939, in Havana). Video: Dmitry Mazurov.
Belarusian classical guitarist Tatyana Ryzhkova performs Mauro Giuliani’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 15, a one-movement piece for classical guitar. Guitar: Hermann Hauser, Sr. (1916), provided by Dr. Michael Rust, this is an original guitar by Hermann Hauser I, that was restored by Tatyana Ryzhkova herself.
German classical guitarist Anika Hutschreuther plays Gran Vals, also known as Grande Valse, by Francisco Tárrega, the Spanish composer and classical guitarist of the Romantic period. A phrase from the composition has been claimed to be “probably the world’s most heard tune”: the Nokia ringtone, Nokia tune, also used in advertising spots, is based on …
One of the best flamenco guitarists ever, Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia plays Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico Tico”, the best-known work of the Brazilian composer. Because of the lack of written tradition, Tico-Tico is played in various melodic versions all over the world.
Spanish classical guitarist Paola Requena plays Mauro Giuliani’s “Sonata Heróica”, op. 150. Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer. He was a leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century.
Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes plays “Romance Anónimo”, a lovely piece for classical guitar, also known as “Estudio en Mi de Rubira” (Study in E by Rubira), “Spanish Romance”, “Romance de España”, “Romance of the Guitar”, “Romanza” and “Romance d’Amour” among other names. Recorded in Japan in 1980.