Essays

Informal essays about anything related to classical guitar and music by Kazu Suwa. Some essays include an audio or video sample.

 

Hernández y Aguado: A historic classical guitar maker in Spain

Hernández y Aguado was a historic classical guitar maker in Madrid, Spain. Santiago Manuel Hernández was born in 1895… more

Regino Sáinz de la Maza - Generation of ’27 – Part 1

The Generation of ’27 is a fascinating cultural movement of modern Spain and Maestro Regino Sáinz de la Maza also had… more

Regino Sáinz de la Maza and Federico García Lorca - Generation of ’27 – Part 2

The guitarist Regino Sáinz de la Maza and the poet Federico García Lorca met each other at the “Residencia de… more

Federico García Lorca and the guitar - Generation of ’27 – Part 3

Lorca wrote three poems about the guitar. I quote below The six strings from the subsection Graphic of the petenera… more

Theory and Play of the Duende by Federico García Lorca - Generation of ’27 – Part 4

The Duende has nothing to do with social status, nationality, or education, neither is it possible to acquire by… more

Golden Polyphemus (Brindle) and Riddle of the guitar (Lorca) - Generation of ’27 – Part 5

Federico García Lorca dedicated Six Caprices (Seis Caprichos) to his guitarist friend Regino Sáinz de la Maza. The… more