The DOS Amigos Homepage Collection
Volume 4: Romantic
In the Romantic era, middle and late nineteenth century, the guitar declined and lost its massive popularity from the Classical period.
Despite this fact, lots of interesting pieces were composed for the guitar. Particularly Makaroff’s Memoires (see elsewhere on this site) indicate that the guitar music was still alive in the Romantic era.
Without doubt Franciso Tarrega is the great master in Romantic guitar music. He introduced a new build of guitar - the Torres guitar - and a completely new playing style.
The collection Romantic contains music by amongst others Francisco Tarrega (1852 - 1909), Henrik Rung (1807 - 1871), Frederik Rung (1854 - 1914), Madame Sidney Pratten (1821 - 1895), Jose Ferrer (1835 - 1916), Jaime Bosch (1825-1895), Ivan Padovetz (1800-1873), and Alfred Cottin (1869-1923).
Particularly the music by father and son Rung appeared a surprise, because not much of it has been published in modern score format. I included the complete Albumsblade edition.
On this page you’ll find a sample of the book, a PDF file that contains the covers, the table of contents and a few example pieces. In this way you can get an impression of the content and the appearance of the book.
Note: the print-out is 'as is'. Changes and editorial errors reserved.