Essays

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

 

Salamanca: A beautiful city of Spain, the University and Alfonxo X of Castile

Salamanca is a beautiful ancient university city located in about 200km towards northwest from Madrid, Spain. The Old… more

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Chôros No.1

Heitor Villa-Lobos wrote this Chôros No. 1 in 1920 in Rio de Janeiro. At his time in Brazil, a fusion of different… more

Francisco Tárrega: María (Gavotte)

María (Gavotte) is another famous piece by Francisco Tárrega. With this María, Tárrega deploys a range of techniques… more

Héctor Ayala: Guarania (Serie Americana)

Héctor Ayala (11 April 1914 — 12 March 1990) was an Argentinian guitarist, teacher, and composer. He was originally… more

Francisco Tárrega: Marieta (Mazurka for guitar)

Francisco Tárrega composed many pieces that were musical portraits of his sons/daughters or close friends and often… more

Federico Mompou: Suite Compostelana

Frederic Mompou's unique original work for guitar, Suite Compostelana was written in 1962 and dedicated to Andrés… more