Anika Hutschreuther plays Gran Vals (Tárrega)

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 […]

Classical Guitar Recital by Narciso Yepes (1979)

The legendary Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes (14 November 1927 – 3 May 1997) performs an 80-minute solo recital, plus 25 minutes of encores, on the ten-string guitar of his own conception, at the Teatro Real de Madrid, in 1979.

Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Three versions (Tavi Jinariu, John Williams and Andrés Segovia) of Francisco Tarrega‘s Recuerdos de la Alhambra (English: Memories of the Alhambra). Recuerdos de la Alhambra is a classical guitar piece composed in 1896 in Granada by Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega. The piece uses the classical guitar tremolo technique; wherein a single melody note […]

Francisco Tárrega’s Lágrima – played by César Amaro

Lágrima (tear) is a piece by Francisco Tárrega, and certainly a little gem in the guitar’s repertoire. It’s called “lágrima” (tear) because of the sadness in the second section, and isn’t a piece difficult to play: the feeling is much more important than technique with this one.