Prelude in E Major (Una Lágrima) by Francisco Tárrega, have been, toghether with "Adelita", one of the most beloved pieces by many guitar players, from beginners to professionals.
Francisco Tárrega's Prelude in E Major (Una Lágrima)
Legend has it that "Una Lágrima (A Teardrop)" is Tarrega’s reaction to the death of his daughter “Conchita”. Returning home from a concert tour in Majorca in December of 1891, Tarrega’s wife informed him that Conchita had passed on three days earlier. The piece alternates between a theme in E major and its parallel minor. I wonder if it is a reflection of Tárrega's sweet and gentle memories of his daughter and turbulent and melancholic emotion...
Rius Espinosa, Adrián: “Francisco Tárrega 1852-2002, biografía oficial”, Ayuntamiento de Vila-real