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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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.
Hello everyone. I’m not really on schedule here, still dwelling in Paris. (I liked Hannah’s introduction on Vienna a lot, so I’ll get there later, catching up). I have an excuse, I was so busy these days with my newborn granddaughter Charlie!
but I’d still like to join you guys and share some Sor pieces. Hannah mentioned then last week, the Six Airs Choisis: no variations, just a few themes from Mozarts Zauberflote. Clever arrangements by Sor. I practiced the first two. Not easy to play the full chords really legato. Work to do.
Sor - Op 44 No 13-15
Yesterday and today, I recorded a few studies for my Summer of Sor Studies on YT, so I thought I'd post them here. Before this summer, I hadn't played much from Op 44, but I'm finding it very enjoyable. I've now recorded over half of the entire collection, so at some point, I might just finish it to say I've done them all.