Francisco Tarrega: His Life and Music
Composed by FGraham Wade and Stanley Yates. Boxed, Concert/Documentary. Classic. DVD. Duration 59 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21754DVD).
Item Number: MB.21754DVD
5.25 x 7.5 inches.
Conveniently broken down into easily accessible chapters, this DVD presents detailed accounts of Tarrega's musical career and style, his historical significance as a guitarist and composer, detailed demonstrations and discussions of his guitar techniques and complete performances of 10 of his best-known works. Numerous illustrations and photographs are included throughout the presentation. The first filmed presentation dealing with this influential Spanish guitarist and composer; Detailed discussion of Tarrega's musical career and style by noted scholar Graham Wade; Detailed discussions and demonstrations of Tarrega's guitar techniques (including tremolo, glissando, ornamentation, right-hand strokes and artificial harmonics) by Stanley Yates; Complete performances by Stanley Yates of 10 of Tarrega's best-known works: Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Capricho Arabe, Alborada, Marietta, Maria, Rosita, Lagrima, Adelita, Sueno and Mazurka in G; Filmed and directed by Brendan McCormack.