Marie-Louise’s Stauffer guitar rediscovered

When Erik Pierre Hofmann, Pascal Mougin and Stefan Hackl published their comprehensive book Stauffer & Co.– The Viennese Guitar of the 19th Century, beautifully illustrated and written in three languages (French, English and German), although they knew of the existence of Marie-Louise’s Stauffer guitar, remarkably, they did not know its whereabouts or whether in fact it had…

Classical Guitar reference books – Guitar’s Top 100

A quick glance at the cover tells you everything about the contents of Enrique Robichaud’s Guitar’s Top 100 – A Guide to Classical Guitar’s Most Recorded Music: it presents the 100 most recorded classical guitar pieces, selected from Enrique Robichaud’s own database of over 10,000 guitar recordings. Each piece has an accompanying programme note, often quoting from…

Schubert Facsimile – 39 Lieder mit Gitarrenbegleitung

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828) was a prolific composer of songs, setting the poetry of Goethe (1749–1832), Heine (1797–1856), Müller (1794–1827), Schiller (1759–1805), Schlegel (1767–1845) and many others, mostly for voice with piano accompaniment. Although there are some depictions of Schubert with a guitar in hand and his connection with the guitar still much debated*, what is…

Federico García Lorca book launch and recital in Madrid

On 15 January 1915, 100 years ago to this day, the Ateneo de Madrid paid tribute to the music Manuel de Falla and Joaquín Turina with a concert featuring the first performance of the Siete canciones populares españolas, songs which Manuel de Falla had composed during his last few months in Paris. Tonight the occasion will…