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La Danza de los Vecinos belongs to El sombrero de Tres Picos, a ballet by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and choreography by Léonide Massine based on the homonymous novel by the nineteenth-century writer Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. After its premiere in London on July 21, 1919, the play was a resounding success, praising the successful synthesis of music, dance, drama and scenery. This premiere took place at the Alhambra Theater in the British capital under the baton of Ernest Ansermet and sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso.

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Capricho Árabe is a composition for classical guitar written by the Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega in 1892, after a long journey through Andalusia and North Africa, dedicated to his friend, the musicologist and composer Tomás Bretón.

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Ástor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992) was an Argentine bandoneonist and composer considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century and one of the most important tango composers in the world. His works revolutionized traditional tango in a new style called new tango or avant-garde tango, incorporating elements of jazz and classical music.

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Volume Nov 2020

California Suite was my first work. It was from this work that I "officially" debuted as a composer. It was a graduation gift from my “brother” Joseph Mastroianni who came to Spain from California to study guitar. It is a work with clear influences from Bach, Rachmaninov and Broadway-style music.

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El Concierto de Aranjuez es una composición musical para guitarra y orquesta del compositor español Joaquín Rodrigo. Escrito en 1939, es el trabajo más conocido de Joaquín Rodrigo y su éxito establece la reputación de dicho compositor como uno de los principales de la posguerra española.

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The Three-Cornered Hat is a ballet by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and choreography by Léonide Massine based on the novel of the same name by the nineteenth-century writer Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. After its premiere in London on July 21, 1919, the play was a resounding success, praising the successful synthesis of music, dance, drama and scenery. This premiere took place at the Alhambra Theater in the British capital under the baton of Ernest Ansermet and sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso.

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In 1915, Manuel de Falla had a project called “Amor Brujo” in his hands, which consisted of a ballet with a purely Andalusian character, both musical and literary, loaded with mysticism and legend. Today it can be said that it is one of the composer's most performed works, and also one of the most famous and recognized. The final version would consist of three beautiful and famous compositions: Ritual Dance of Fire, The Song of Fatuous Fire and Dance of Terror . Falla transmits us a story of jealousy and love, and the same overcoming of these two strong feelings on the part of the protagonist, who sees how her late love appears to her continuously like a specter (wisp) jealous of her relationship with her new lover .

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“Cádiz” (Spanish Suite - I. Albéniz) Guitar transcription Piece belonging to Isaac Albéniz's work “Spanish Suite” Op. 47 composed for piano in 1886.

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Seville, a work belonging to the Spanish Suite, is one of the most "guitarist" pages of Albéniz's production. Its air of sevillanas and its tonality are perfectly adapted to the spirit of the Spanish guitar.

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Jorge Cardoso (Posadas, Argentina, 1949) is a soloist, composer, researcher, doctor and Senior Guitar Teacher. He is the author of more than 400 works.

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Esta pieza es una dedicatoria a mi amor por el séptimo arte y por esos temas líricos que aparecen en muchas de las películas que siempre me fascinaron. Además, en lo personal, es una declaración de amor en toda regla a la mujer con la que comparto mi vida. Escrita en una tonalidad alejada de los estándares guitarrísticos (Fa m) utilizo la sexta en Fa para darle mayor cobertura armónica y de resonancia a la obra. Dividida en dos secciones, el tema está presente en ambas.

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Antonio Lauro (1917 - 1986), was a Venezuelan interpreter and one of the main composers for classical guitar of the 20th century.

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Volume Nov 2020

This is the last of the five works for guitar that Turina wrote, written in 1932 and dedicated like the previous ones, to Andrés Segovia.

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Pequeño libro de Anna Magdalena Bach

1 Seasons Jun 2021

The Little Book of Anna Magdalena Bach consists of two handwritten notebooks that the German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach gave to his second wife Anna Magdalena.

Vals “El Marabino”

1 Seasons Dec 2021

Antonio Lauro (1917 - 1986), was a Venezuelan interpreter and one of the main composers for classical guitar of the 20th century.

Fuego

1 Seasons Dec 2021

One of the works most demanded by both flamenco and classical guitarists. In the style of soleá por bulerías, it is conceived as an ideal effects work for an encore. It focuses on the use of natural overtones, arpeggios, and strumming to decorate the melodic lines.

Trianeira

1 Seasons Dec 2021

Trianeira is a work dedicated to one of the living beings that has given me and I have given more affection: my dog Triana. Those of you who feel this kind of affection for an animal will know how to understand me. One summer years ago, Triana came with me to Galicia, and between caresses and humming the Andalusian-Celtic title came to me. The work describes tenderness and affection together with certain dissonances that recall the games of a puppy. With a free structure, it has three sound environments.

Homenaje a Debussy

1 Seasons Dec 2021

This essay is about Homenaje pour Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy, the only work that Falla composed for guitar, his link with Granada culture, and his friendship with the poet Federico García Lorca, the composer / guitarist Granada-born Ángel Barrios and the French composer Claude Debussy.

Madroños

1 Seasons Dec 2021

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891 - 1982) was a Spanish composer, one of the most vital and prolific cultivators of zarzuelas of the 20th century. He was also a music critic and composer of pieces for guitar. Affirmed in his expressive style in the most authentic Spanishism, he used a direct and simple language, but of great formal elegance.

Golliwogg´s Cake Walk

1 Seasons Dec 2021

Golliwogg's Cake Walk, from Claude Debussy's Children’s Corner. Original work for piano arranged for guitar by José María Gallardo Del Rey.

Adiós Nonino

Astor Piazzolla

One of the most recognized works of the Argentine Maestro Astor Piazzolla.

Milonga el Ángel

Astor Piazzolla

One of the most recognized works of the Argentine Maestro Astor Piazzolla.

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Flamenco technique by Miguel Ángel Cortés

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