María (Gavotte) is another famous piece by Francisco Tárrega. With this María, Tárrega deploys a range of techniques such as arrastres/glissandi, scales, arpeggios, slurs (hammer-ons and pull-offs), harmonics and pizzicato.
Features such as the gavotte's lively rhythm combined with the flexible agogic and dynamics in the Romantic idiom result in a colorful, lyrical and entertaining atmosphere.
Beautiful sounds of the Neapolitan sixth chords on bars (m.m.) 4, 39, and 45-46 evoke an Italian opera and/or works by Chopin.