Recommended Classical Guitar Pieces

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Recommended Classical Guitar Pieces

Post by William Byrd » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:05 pm

If you could recommend one piece of classical guitar music to a novice such as myself, what would it be. I found “Classical Guitar 50: Spotify Picks” on Spotify, but would like to build my own playlist based on your recommendations. Thanks.
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Post by montana » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:04 am

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Post by ElleExtreme » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:09 am

It's an obvious choice, really, but "La Catedral" by Barrios is in my opinion one of the most beautiful suites written for guitar. I would assume you might have heard it, but it wasn't on the playlist you mentioned. In general, that list contains a lot of transcribed music, and I prefer that written originally for guitar (but of course, this is very personal).
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Post by randalljazz » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:39 am

no torroba on this list...i'd add "sonatina" and "suite castellana", at a minimum...
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Post by randalljazz » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 am

among the important composer-guitarists (and composers who have written for guitar), whose music is quite accessible, but not on this list, i would certainly include paolo bellinati, jorge morel, antonio lauro, radames gnattali, francisco mignone, joaquin turina, and carlos guastavino.
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Re: Recommended Classical Guitar Pieces

Post by William Byrd » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:27 pm

Thanks for the recommendations. I honestly didn’t know where to start but feel I need to begin exposing myself to what’s out there.
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Post by randalljazz » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:41 am

you are probably aware that our instrument has a long history, with great beauty to be found.

other important guitarst-composers not on spotify 50:

BAROQUE PERIOD:
robert de visee
francois campion
francisco corbetta
ludovico roncalli
francisco guerau
santiago de murcia
gaspar sanz (you'll love his famous 'canarios')
comte de logy (many versions of his name--losy, logis, etc)

RENAISSANCE (mostly vihuela, and early cousin of the guitar):
luis de narvaez
luis milan
alonso mudarra (esp his best known fantasia #10)

of course, these periods also left an abundance of lute music, mostly quite adaptable to guitar.

CLASSICAL/ROMANTIC
dionisio aguado (esp fandango variations)
wenzel matiegka
napoleon coste
julian arcas
anton diabelli
mateo carcassi and ferdinando carulli wrote many student pieces of craftsmanship and refinement, as did many of their less-well-known contemporaries.

youtube offers an abundance of versions of much of this music, from performers of all abilities.
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Post by William Byrd » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:14 pm

Listened to Julian Bream - 20th Century Guitar yesterday. I found it to be interesting but rather dark. I am currently listening to Issac Albeniz: Spanish Music for Classical Guitar performed by David Russell, which I quite like.
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Post by JohnB » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 pm

William, one of my favourite Bream discs is "Dances of Dowland", where he is playing "lute". Certainly neither the instrument nor the playing could be said to be "authentic" but the performances are wonderful when taken on their own terms. (And "wonderful" is a term I rarely use about guitar or lute recordings.)
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Post by William Byrd » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:49 am

JohnB wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 pm
William, ne of my favourite Bream discs is "Dances of Dowland", where he is playing "lute". It certainly neither the instrument nor the playing could be said to be "authentic" but the performances are wonderful when taken on their own terms. (And "wonderful" is a term I rarely use about guitar or lute recordings.)
I will most definitely give it a listen and reply back. Thanks.
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Post by montana » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:52 am

montana wrote:
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I'm sorry..thought you meant music for a novice to play not listen to.

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Re: Recommended Classical Guitar Pieces

Post by Scott Phillips » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:37 am

If you want a novice or beginner piece to play, try Aguado’s OP 6, no 19. That is the first piece that a lot of beginners play.

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Post by William Byrd » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:28 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:37 am
If you want a novice or beginner piece to play, try Aguado’s OP 6, no 19. That is the first piece that a lot of beginners play.
Thank you for the suggestion. I will search for it.
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Post by il_cagnaccio » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:12 pm

There's a version of Packington's Pound in Noad's First Book for the Guitar, Book two. It was one of my favourite pieces to play and there's a part where you can really attack the strings. Good fun!
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Re: Recommended Classical Guitar Pieces

Post by William Byrd » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:54 pm

William Byrd wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:49 am
JohnB wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 pm
William, ne of my favourite Bream discs is "Dances of Dowland", where he is playing "lute". It certainly neither the instrument nor the playing could be said to be "authentic" but the performances are wonderful when taken on their own terms. (And "wonderful" is a term I rarely use about guitar or lute recordings.)
I will most definitely give it a listen and reply back. Thanks.
Listened to Dances of Dowlands today. Throughly enjoyed it. Thank you for the recommendation. It’s a keeper.
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