Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Classical Guitar Music by Irish Composers: Performing Editions and Critical Commentary

The last four hundred years have seen the guitar fall in and out of fashion, from its position as a respected medium for art music to its role as an accompanying instrument. Improvements in the construction of the instrument at the end of the nineteenth century, coupled with growing interest from leading twentieth-century composers, have resulted in a substantial and important new repertoire.  A significant increase in the number of new works is especially evident after 1950.  The availability of performing editions and compact disc recordings of these works is vital for their dissemination internationally. Since  1969, Irish composers have created a considerable repertoire for guitar, but this repertoire has been sadly neglected by performers due to lack of such editions and...

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