MUSIC BOOK IN PRINT
GUITAR SOLOS
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
GUITAR HERITAGE 2019
 
GHE902
Llobet, Miguel
Llobet Guitar Works Vol.2
(Grondona)
GN081855
80pp
318 g
collected edition
contains previously unpublished works
978-3-89044-902-9
Gtr
28,90
Delivery state   Available
Description
Composed 1896-1935 the just fourteen original works which Miguel Llobet dedicated to the guitar represent a compact corpus incorporating the innovative, expressive, technical and idiomatic trajectory of a renewed and revitalised instrument, concentrated into a revolutionary and exploratory journey through totally uncharted reaches of the modern guitar.
Contents
LLOBET: Romanza (1896)
LLOBET: Estudio (1899)
LLOBET: Estudio-Capricho (1899)
LLOBET: Mazurka (1901)
LLOBET: Variaciones sobre un tema de F. Sor (op. 15) (1908)
LLOBET: Scherzo-Vals (1909)
LLOBET: Improvisation (1921)*
LLOBET: Respuesta-Impromptu (1922)
LLOBET: Variación de la Jota (1929)*
LLOBET: Preludio (1916)
LLOBET: Preludio (1928)
LLOBET: Preludio (1935)
LLOBET: Preludio en la mayor (1935)
LLOBET: Preludio en mi mayor (1935)

* 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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