Llobet, Miguel
Llobet Guitar Works Vol.1
291 g
collected edition
contains previously unpublished works
Delivery state   Available
This edition of the Catalan folk songs is more complete and contains more works than in any other edition. It particularly generously documented. There is also an illustrated 12 page chronology of Llobet’s life with 61 rare photographs and documents. As in all our editions there is a detailed critical commentary and copious notes.
Catalan song also connects Llobet to the cultural restlessness of the epoch in which he was born and grew up, to the movement relating to the birth and definition of a Catalan cultural identity, which, when properly understood, was to reveal all the more fully Llobet’s intellectual and above all his musical stature, before we came to consider him as a great poet of the guitar.
ANON: Plany (1899)
ANON:La filla del marxant (1899)
ANON:La filadora (1st version, 1899)
ANON:Lo rossinyol (1900)
ANON: L’hereu Riera (1900)
ANON: Lo fill del rey (1900)
ANON: El testament de n’Amèlia (1900)
ANON: La pastoreta (1st version April 1905)
ANON: La pastoreta (2nd version 1905)
ANON: El mestre (1910)
ANON: La nit de Nadal (1918)
ANON: La filadora (2nd version 1918)
ANON: Cansó del lladre (1927)
ANON: La presó de Lleida
ANON: El Noy de la Mare
ANON: La venjansa (c.1895)
ANON: La filla del marxant (1900)
ANON: L’Anunciació (1900)
ANON: L’Hostal de la Peyra (1900)
ANON: Lo rossinyol (c.1900 incomplete)
LLOBET: Cançó catalana op. 4 (c.1896)
VIVES: L’emigrant*

*1st publication)
Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)
Llobet’s life-span is almost exactly one century later than his compatriot Fernando Sor, prompting the Italian guitarist and researcher Stefano Grondona to name Sor and Llobet a “Catalonian Binomial”. Both figures are clearly very different from their respective contemporaries. Llobet’s output of only 14 original works is heavily outnumbered by his 118 innovative transcriptions and adaptations for guitar, guitar duo, and guitar ensemble. He was a revolutionary but modest man with a deep respect for the past, who forged the way for the guitar into the 20th century. As the only virtuoso pupil of Tárrega, his destiny was to be a key link between the guitar’s past and its future - his influence was immense; wherever he went he changed the way the guitar was played and perceived. He continued his leading role in the development of the guitar into the first three decades of the 20th century and was hugely influential in the development of Andrés Segovia.
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