Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

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CAB
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Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by CAB » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:12 pm

I'm trying to find shorter guitar pieces that are at an advanced level, but that you really enjoy on a musical level, instead of being primarily a technical exercise. Preludes, etudes, variations, any kind of piece like that.

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:59 pm

Some of my favourites: William Walton's "Five Bagatelles", Frank Martin's "Quatre Pieces Breves", R. Smith Brindle's "El Polifemo de Oro", and the five preludes by H. Villa Lobos.

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by erichert » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 pm

I don't know what you mean by "short", but Rodrigo's "Tres Piezas Españolas" are pretty great.

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by Dirck Nagy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:15 pm

How advanced?

I like Ricardo Iznaola's Concert etudes (Etudes-Hommages); they are definitely "advanced".

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by jscott » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 pm

Howe 'bout Brouwer's Ojos Brujos? perhaps not 'advanced' but tres musical!

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by bacsidoan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:56 pm

BWV 1068 (classical guitar, original key) arranged by Emre Sabuncuoglu. Not that advanced, but not easy either.

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by randalljazz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:50 am

mudarra, fantasia X
sor, etude op6, #6
barrios, las abejas
rodrigo, entre olivares
ohana, tiento
henze, drei tentos
curtis smith, great american guitar solo
head, brookland boogie
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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by msa3psu » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:13 pm

early stuff, Dowland Fantasies
later stuff, Ponce Preludes

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by riffmeister » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 pm

Ponce Scherzino Mexicano
Robert de Visee Giga

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by musikai » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:43 pm

short and endless :-)
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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by joachim33 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:08 am

Sor Etudes. They come at various levels, from easy to advanced. E.g. Segovia and Yepes played and recorded them. You are in the very best company.

Here is the Yepes recording:
This is licensed to YouTube on behalf of Deutsche Grammophon, so posting it here should be ok.

Here is a full recording of all of them:

This was put up by the record company, so I assume it is ok to post it here.

For many of them you can get scores in the Delcamp selection.

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by Evan » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:25 am

El Colibri by Sagreras is a ripping fun piece to play, and also the John Williams arrangements of Praetorius La Terpsichore four dances.

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by PaulHardy » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:38 am

Germaine Tailleferre, Guitare
Angelo Gilardino, Studi Di Virtuosita e Transcendenta No 4 Elegia Di Marzo

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by Brynmor » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:14 am

Falla's "Homenaje" might fit the bill.

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Re: Recommendations for short and advanced pieces that you like?

Post by TomPollock » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:24 am

Hector Ayala :Serie Americana, 7 pieces in different Latin rhythms. All fairly short and great fun to play. David Russell has recorded them on his Latin CD.
Maximo Pujol: Suites del Plata
Alastair McNeill 2001 Spruce
Cuenca C40

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