"Thank you Ricardo - it lookd even more interesting!
Regarding an English translation publication, have you contacted The Consortium for guitar research they might consider it? I would think it's up their street. Here's their…"
Thank you for bringing this very interesting book to our attention - it chimes much with the work I'm currently doing on the eighteenth century six course guitar. I googled the title but couldn't any further details. Do…"
Nothing in my inbox or even Spam folder! So, yes please, could you send it again. The email address to use is
Incidentally, regarding the paper on Castro de Gistau that Jelma…"
"Dear Martyn, I sent you the stuff I have, some days ago. Please check your Spam folders. In case you did not receive the files at all, please, let me know and I will send you back the files.
"Thank you Jelma,
However I much prefer to use a facsimile wherever possible - in my experience even the best of modern editions can be suspect and original MSs often show bits of evidence not always conscientiously reflected in many modern…"
"Erik Stenstadvold wrote two very good articles on Salvador Castro in which he deals with the chronology and various editions of the Journal and Catro's oath publications. You might want to look into those."
"In fact, there is a perfectly legal and very good modern edition of this music...: Antologíga de Guitar I. Piezas de concerto, from Musica Hispana, ICCMU (2008). Only 25 euros. And the composers name is Isidro (!) Laporta."
"I agree completely with your analysis. I would just add a small quote: perhaps you already know the guitar works kept in the Biblioteca Histórica Municipal de Madrid. If you don't, I would strongly suggest you to see their website (some…"
thank you for your detailed answer! I think your option regarding 4th course is probably better than mine. But I don't have the proper strings to change now (I live in Buenos Aires, and it is expensive and complicated to buy lute…"
" Dear Gabriel,
Thanks for this too.
Yes, I also think that the works in Castro's Journal may reflect the changing styles from a Spanish six course instrument to the more usual six string instrument which became common in the rest of…"
"I have a replica of Juan Pagés 6 course guitar of 1808 (currently in Brussels MIM, 64cm s.l.) and after experimenting for some months, I arrived to a rather satisfactory stringing arrangement which consists in gut strings for 1,2,3rd courses…"
"Dear Martyn, thank you for getting into this rich subject. I think that this collection has the amazing feature of gathering music from 2 different generations of guitarists related to Spanish context. Some works are clearly linked to a late baroque…"