Week 1: In the Salons of 19th Century Paris!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of the "Around the 19th Century Guitar World" challenge!
Pick a piece from the 19th century and feel free to share it! Tell us what you love about it, how long you've been playing it, what you're struggling with! Let us into your practice room
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Valse Caractéristique - Dionisio Aguado
The title of week 1 challenge is "In the Salons of 19th Century Paris", does it mean we have to play French guitar music from the 19th century?
The cover of my guitar book said the music was from "the early 19th Century", and the composer of this piece was Dionisio Aguado, wiki said this guy did visit Paris and was a friend of Sor. So, I think it's ok to share this piece, right? Please forgive my ignorance if I chose the wrong piece.
Well, better late than never. Here is my contribution to the challenge this week. Here is a nice little Etude by Napoleon Coste which I posted in an audio version during the previous Romantic Challenge a couple of months ago. For this posting, I tried to bridge last month's challenge with Phil Goldenberg where he challenged us to practice performance by making a video of a performance in one take, which I did for this video. I also wanted to ask Hannah Murphy or anyone else if they know this Etude and what Opus it is? I found it in Abel Carlevaro's library but there is no indication on the score as to its Opus.