Danza del Molinero
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.
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.
Milonga Del Ángel
Ástor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) fue un bandoneonista y compositor argentino considerado uno de los músicos más importantes del siglo XX y uno de los compositores más importantes de tango en todo el mundo. Sus obras revolucionaron el tango tradicional en un nuevo estilo denominado nuevo tango o tango de vanguardia, incorporando elementos del jazz y la música clásica.
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.
Danza de los Vecinos
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.
Canción del Fuego Fatuo
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 .
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.
Homenaje a Debussy
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.
This song by Federico Mompou belongs to the cycle of thirteen songs and dances for piano, composed from 1921. This was in 1943. Along with number 5, they are the only original songs unlike the rest that are taken from Catalan folklore. As some of the scholars of Mompou's work have defined, the use of “ambiguous” chords (those in which the tonality cannot be clearly defined) give this music a very special flavor and lyricism. From the original in Mi b m I have made the transcription in D m, (with the sixth in D) for its adaptation to a tonality compatible with the guitar.
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.
"Jingle Bell Rock" is an American Christmas carol first released by Bobby Helms in 1957. It was composed by Joseph Carleton Beal (1900-1967) and James Ross Boothe (1917-1976). The song acts as a parody, or tribute, of the work composed by James Lord Pierpont: Jingle Bells.
Homenaje a Toulouse Lautrec
Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1903 - 1982) was a Spanish guitarist, composer and teacher. Brother of the also guitarist Regino Sainz de la Maza, he specialized in compositions for this instrument. According to Thomas Schmitt, he wanted to expand the guitar repertoire with the contributions of jazz and impressionism.