Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Jelma van Amersfoort
  • 52, Female
  • Amsterdam
  • Netherlands
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Original 19th century guitar for sale, excellent instrument
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michel Uhlmann Oct 8, 2017.

Athénaïs Paulian

Started Feb 17, 2015


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Here's a live recording of Salvador Castro's Folías, on a gut strung Spanish guitar:

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Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Emma Rush
"You probably know this: https://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Music-Women-Composers-Collection/dp/0313293856 You could also have a look at Heike Mathiesen's page, and send her an email. I think she manages a website about C19 guitar music by…"
Emma Rush left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"Hi Jelma! I’m looking for solo repertoire."
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Emma Rush
"Welcome Emma! Are you looking for solo repertoire by women composers, or chamber music?"
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Michael's discussion Any ideas what it is??
"It does look very much like early 20th century German or Austrian. Maybe an instrument that should be played with mandolins? A proper photo of the label would probably help. "
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Christopher Davies's discussion seeking advice on lyre-guitar
"Probably Savary, a known instrument maker. Google "Savary luthier". Congratulations, a very attractive instrument!"
Jul 7
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Michael Sorrell
"Welcome to the EG&V website, Michael! "
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Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Siebren Weertman
"Welkom Siebren!"
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Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Bernhard Kresse
"Welcome Bernd!"
Mar 15

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About me:
I studied guitar with Tom Burmanje at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and with Gordon Crosskey at the RNCM in Manchester. Masterclasses with Leo Brouwer and David Russell. I graduated as a musicologist in 2013, with a thesis on the composer Pauline Duchambge (1776-1858).

Currently I am working on a PhD about guitar culture in the 1700s (at the Uuniversity of Southampton, UK). I have published articles on guitar history in Early Music and TVNM.

I have been playing 19th century guitars for about 20 years now, after spotting & buying a lovely Mirecourt guitar at a local auction. I have been performing on gut strings, without nails, right from the start. Among other instruments, I own a ca 1830 Franz Brunner (Vienna), a ca 1855 D & A Roudhloff (London), and a Enrique Recio (Cadiz) from 1862.

As a performer, I mostly accompany singers, such as Christopher Kale, tenor, Sigurd van Lommel, altus and Valeria Mignaco, soprano. I teach guitar, lute and ukulele.

Email: jelmaa-at-gmail.com

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At 21:17 on August 15, 2018, Emma Rush said…

Hi Jelma! I’m looking for solo repertoire.

At 2:35 on October 23, 2017, Stephen Pickett said…

yes it was made by Alexander last year

At 11:22 on August 11, 2017, Patricia Butler said…

Thank you Jelma for welcoming me to your website. I have recently aquired my first early 19th century guitar after collecting several vintage Spanish guitars. I am eager to learn more about my latest addition and antique guitars in general. I cannot offer any knowledge on your site but look forward to gaining some knowledge. I will post some photos on the forum and look forward to receiving some information on my guitar. Thank again. Pat

At 22:30 on January 5, 2017, Leon de Kroes said…

Hoi Jelma, leuk om je hier te zien!. Hartelijke groet, Leon

At 20:03 on August 11, 2016, Guzman Ramos said…

Thank you Jelma!

At 4:36 on June 13, 2016, Ken Hartdegen said…

Thanks very much Jelma! Nice to hear from you; still getting it all set up....

At 17:48 on January 14, 2016, Alan Clark said…

Thank you!

Regards, Alan

At 8:20 on November 11, 2015, Marten Falk said…

Thank you very much!

At 14:52 on November 2, 2015, Timothy Burris said…

Hoi Jelma,

Arcas, Pujol, Manjon, Llobet, Pujol, Tarrega, o.a.


At 9:22 on September 14, 2015, Toby Chapman said…

Many thanks.Toby.


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