Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

A comparative analysis of two guitar transcription of Isaac Albeniz´s Granada

The repertoire for the modern classical  guitar  is relatively  limited. As a result,  guitarists have  transcribed  music  originally  written  for  the  piano  for  their  instrument,  in  order  to augment  their  repertoire.  The solo piano works of  Isaac  Albéniz  have  been  extensively transcribed and performed by many  guitarists. Granada, the first movement from his Suite española for piano is  a  favourite  amongst  guitarists  -  sometimes  even  more  so  than amongst  pianists.  This  dissertation  offers  a  comparative  analysis  of  the  very  first transcription  of  Granada by  the  renowned  Romantic  composer  and  guitar  virtuoso Francisco Tárrega, and a more recent transcription by Stanley Yates. The aim of the study is to identify  and critically  evaluate various transcription techniques employed  by  these transcribers, in order to determine the extent to which their transcriptions of Granada are similar and...

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