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Martyn Hodgson
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Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Dear Martyn I hope you did receive the files now. Please, let me know. Best wishes! Gabriel"
Wednesday
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Dear Gabriel, Nothing in my inbox or even Spam folder! So, yes please, could you send it again.  The email address to use is  hodgsonmartyn@yahoo.co.uk Incidentally, regarding the paper on Castro de Gistau that Jelma…"
Sep 17
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"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. Best wishes Gabriel"
Sep 16
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"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…"
Sep 13
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Thank you for your contribution, Jelma! I hope Sebastian will have your guitar ready soon! ¿where did you get the articles by Eric Stenstadvold? Best wishes!"
Sep 13
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"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."
Sep 12
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"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."
Sep 12
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Thanks Gabriel, I found the page for Isidora Laporta in the Biblioteca Histórica Municipal de Madrid at this link below. But there seems to be no digital images I can…"
Sep 10
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"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…"
Sep 9
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"Dear Martyn, 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…"
Sep 9
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
" 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…"
Sep 5
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"Dear Gabriel, Many thanks for this. From your specifications I was able to calculate the tension profile (in Kg) as below. I've also added what I eventually decided to use.                                      G S                                  …"
Sep 5
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"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…"
Sep 4
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"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…"
Sep 4
Martyn Hodgson posted a discussion

Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.

The  'Journal de musique étrangère, pour la guitare ou lyre, Rédigé par Castro' was published in Paris in the very early 1800s by Castro de Gistau. Each issue contained three pieces: a Spanish song, an Italian song and a guitar solo.Unfortunately there are no dates on the covers, neither any issue numbering on the covers (though there is provision for it!). However most copies have a number at the bottom of each internal page which is the same on each page of any one issue. It would be easy to…See More
Sep 4
Martyn Hodgson posted a discussion

Six course Spanish guitar and Salvador Castro de Gistua

Castro de Gistua seems a shadowy figure active in the late eighteenth century. Much of his work was published in Paris contained in the series 'Journal de Musique Etrangere' but there are other Paris publications too. I've also seen title pages of a few works published in Spain (presumably earlier?).Much of these published works reflect a strong Spanish idiom (includes Fandango etc) and I'm now presuming he played the six course Spanish guitar rather than the single string Italian inspired…See More
Aug 23

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At 19:28 on March 19, 2015, Monica Hall said…

Martyn - I sent you a couple of e-mails which you haven't replied to.  One was sent back by your SP - unable to deliver.   Do you know what the problem is?

 
 
 

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