A Concise History of the Classic Guitar

Graham Wade: A Concise History of the Classic Guitar

Product Description:
A Concise History of the Classic Guitar by Graham Wade, one of the foremost international writers on the guitar, explores the history of the instrument from the 16th century to the present day. This compact assessment of five centuries of fretted instruments cover the vihuela in Spain, the history of four-course and five-course guitars, the evolution of tablature, and developments in the six-string guitar in the 19th century. The work also charts the contribution of leading composers, performers and luthiers of the 20th century, and evaluates the influence of Segovia, Llobet, Pujol, Presti, Bream, Williams, etc., among the world's famous guitarists. This book, intended for the general public and guitar students of all ages, is the first interpretative history of the classic guitar to be published in the 21st century, and will be eagerly welcomed by all lovers of the instrument.

Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword
Introduction
What is a Guitar?
Footnotes to the Introduction

PART I: THE RENAISSANCE
1. Italy and the Renaissance
2. The Printing of Instrumental Vihuela
3. The Music of the Spanish Vihuela
4. Luis Milan and the Vihuela
5. The Four-Course Guitar
Footnotes to The Renaissance

PART II: THE BAROQUE
6. The Five-Course Baroque Guitar
7. Joan Carles Amat and the Five-Course Guitar
8. Opposition to the Guitar
9. Luis de Briceno's Guitar Method
10. The Five-Course Guitar and Alfabeto
11. Developments y Foscarini and Others
12. Francesco Corbetta
13. Giovanni Battista Granata
14. Robert de Visee
15. Gaspar Sanz
16. Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz
17. Ludovico Roncalli
18. Franscisco Guerau
19. The Guitar in the Early 18th Century
20. Santiago de Murcia
21. The End of the Five-Course Tradition
22. A Digression Concerning the Baroque Lute
Footnotes to The Baroque

PART III: THE CLASSIC GUITAR
23. The Six String Classic Guitar
24. A Multiplicity of Guitars, 1750-1815
25. Luigi Boccherini
26. Padre Basilio
27. Three Publications
28. Guitarists of the Early 19th Century
29. The Art of Ferdinando Carulli
30. Sor and Giuliani - Rivals in Dominance
31. The Significance of Anton Diabelli
32. Dionisio Aguado
33. Paganini and Legnani
34. The Contribution of Matteo Carcassi
35. Zani de Ferranti - End of an Era
36. The Guitar's Decline in Popularity in the 1850's
37. The Music of Mertz and Coste
38. Giulio Regondi
39. Julian Arcas
40. Antonio de Torres
41. Francisco Tarrega
Footnotes to The Classic Guitar

PART IV: THE 20TH CENTURY
42. Guitar Recitals after Tarrega, 1909-1919
43. The Expanding Repertoire, 1920-1930
44. Recordings
45. Publications, 1924-1930
46. Continued Momentum, 1930-1935
47. Segovia and Hauser
48. The Pre-War Years
49. The War Years, 1939-1945
50. Publications after 1945
51. Nylon Strings
52. The Death of Manuel Ponce
53. Ida Presti
54. Narciso Yepes
55. Julian Bream
56. Segovia's Activities, 1950-1956
57. Developments and Compositions, 1956-1959
58. The Guitars of Hermann Hauser II
59. John Williams
60. The Golden Year, 1959
61. Julian Bream, 1959-1964
62. Jose Ramirez III
63. Alirio Diaz
64. New Horizons for Segovia, 1961-1964
65. The Guitars of Bouchet and Rubio
66. New Directions, 1964-1976
67. The Guitars of Jose Romanillos
68. The Music of Agustin Barrios Mangore
69. Shifting Currents of the 1970's
70. The Music of Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)
71. Ignacio Fleta (1897-1977)
72. The Passing Generation
73. Compositions from 1980
74. The Guitars of Greg Smallman
75. John Williams and Julian Bream in the 1990's
76. The Future of the Classic Guitar
Footnotes to The 20th Century
Select Bibliography
Index

5.300 Ft
KiadóMel Bay Publications, Inc.
Megjelenés dátuma2001
ISBN szám078664978x

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