Essays

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

 

Unmeasured preludes (the origin of the preludes)

In the 17th century, French lutenists and harpsichordists developed the unmeasured prelude. An unmeasured prelude is a… more

Federico Mompou: Recomençament, Primitivism, Bell Sounds

Mompou was strongly influenced by French Impressionists composers. However, instead of simply following the… more

Federico Mompou: Song and Dance No.10 (about Two Canticles of Alfonso X of Castile) for guitar

Song and Dance No.10 by Federico Mompou was originally written for piano in 1953 and later transcribed for guitar by… more

Federico Mompou: Suite Compostelana

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

Francisco Tárrega: Marieta (Mazurka for guitar)

Marieta is the nickname that the Tárrega family used for their daughter María Rosalía (born on 13 September 1885 in… 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