Essays

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

 

Manuel de Falla: Homenaje pour Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy - Generation of ’27 – Part 6

This essay is about Falla’s only guitar work, Homenaje pour Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy, his important involvement… more

Note Values, Tactus and Mensural Notation (Tempi Part 1)

Identifying exactly how fast or slow the tempi instruction such as Allegro, Moderato, Andante, Adagio, Largo signify is… more

Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Aire de Zamba

Aire de Zamba (Air of Zamba) by Agustín Barrios Mangoré is entirely inspired by folkloric influences. The zamba is a… more

Francisco Tárrega: Prelude in E Major (Una Lágrima)

Legend has it that "Una Lágrima (A Teardrop)" is Tarrega’s reaction to the death of his daughter “Conchita”. Returning… more

Francisco Tárrega: ¡Adelita! (Mazurka)

Legend has it that the piece Adelita owes its name to Adela Aymerich, the allegedly illegitimate daughter of the King… more

Francisco Tárrega: Prelude No.2 in A minor

Prelude No.2 was composed on 16 March 1896 in Barcelona and dedicated to Miguel Llobet. Often preludes were conceived… more