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New CD "Nouvelles étrennes de guitare"
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Hello everybody: This new CD, Nouvelles étrennes de guitare, with music of the Classical Period for five-course guitar has just been published. It contains several works (some are still unknown to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Schmitt May 24, 2016.

Videos theorboed guitar
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Hello everyone:I just uploaded 2 videos with music played on a theorboed guitar. A Preludio by Granata and a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelma van Amersfoort Sep 9, 2015.

Allegro by Arizpacochaga
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I just posted a new video with an Allegro by Juan de Arizpacochaga. Aguado mentioned this guitarist in the preface of his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricardo Aleixo Dec 9, 2014.

Barcelona MS691
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I have just digitized my copy of the manuscript Barcelona Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya Ms 691-2 with pieces for the baroque guitar. Over 15 years ago it wasn't possible to obtain a microfilm, so…Continue

Tags: MS691, Barcelona

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Rico Camps Jan 2, 2014.

 

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Thomas Schmitt and Gabriel Schebor are now friends
Aug 28, 2016
Thomas Schmitt replied to Thomas Schmitt's discussion New CD "Nouvelles étrennes de guitare"
"Thanks.. “In maturer years play no fashionable trifles. Time is precious. We should need to live a hundred lives, only to become acquainted with all the good works that exist.” (Schumann)"
May 24, 2016
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Thomas Schmitt's discussion New CD "Nouvelles étrennes de guitare"
"Great, congratulations Thomas!"
May 23, 2016
Thomas Schmitt posted a discussion

New CD "Nouvelles étrennes de guitare"

Hello everybody: This new CD, Nouvelles étrennes de guitare, with music of the Classical Period for five-course guitar has just been published. It contains several works (some are still unknown to day) by Lhoyer, Doisy, Porro, Ferandiere, Arizpacochaga and Castro de Gistau. Enjoy it.More information can be found here.…See More
May 21, 2016
Thomas Schmitt and Markus Mohr are now friends
Oct 23, 2015
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Thomas Schmitt's discussion Videos theorboed guitar
"How fascinating Thomas! And it sounds very good too."
Sep 9, 2015
Thomas Schmitt posted a discussion

Videos theorboed guitar

Hello everyone:I just uploaded 2 videos with music played on a theorboed guitar. A Preludio by Granata and a piece by Gallot (for guittarre théorbée) but arranged for chitarra atiorbata.Have a nice day.TomSee More
Sep 9, 2015
Ricardo Aleixo replied to Thomas Schmitt's discussion Allegro by Arizpacochaga
"Hello, Some months ago I said: "la notación mensural en las obras españolas para guitarra que conocemos evolucionó desde las pequeñas melodías del tratado de Pablo Minguet e Yrol [...]" I didn’t…"
Dec 9, 2014
Thomas Schmitt commented on Thomas Schmitt's video
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Salvador Castro de Gistau, Fandango

"Hallo Stefen: Correct, the introduction (with slight changes) is by Aguado, who shows in his "Método" some Preludes that could serve as an introduction. The one used for the Fandango can be find in chap.280, n.13. Rob MacKillop…"
Jun 1, 2014
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Thomas Schmitt's video
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Salvador Castro de Gistau, Fandango

"Hi Stephen, you may also have noticed the similarity to Boccherini's Fandango. The connection is probably the musician Padre Basilio (Miguel Garcia), who was Aguado's teacher and maybe also connected to Salvador Castro, and who was famous…"
May 31, 2014
Stephen Kenyon commented on Thomas Schmitt's video
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Salvador Castro de Gistau, Fandango

"What an interesting piece!  And fine interpretation and tone.  Your improvised introduction had me wondering for a moment... I wondered if you had any view as to the first melodic outline being effectively exactly the same as that used by…"
May 30, 2014
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International Conference Performing Eighteenth-Century Iberian Music at Barcelona. ESMUC

July 14, 2014 to July 16, 2014
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May 30, 2014
Thomas Schmitt replied to Thomas Schmitt's discussion Allegro by Arizpacochaga
"Of course, you're right. I only want to emphasize that for Aguado the earlier notation was a problem, for Arizpacopchaga (and some of his contemporaries) as it seems not. Aguado has neither right nor he is wrong: it is merely a historical…"
May 19, 2014
Ricardo Aleixo replied to Thomas Schmitt's discussion Allegro by Arizpacochaga
"Perdón, una pequeña correción: "[...] varios autores seguían utilizando con frecuencia una escritura en que las voces no eran independientes en lo que respecta a sus valores rítmicos." Saludos, Ricardo"
May 18, 2014
Ricardo Aleixo replied to Thomas Schmitt's discussion Allegro by Arizpacochaga
"Hello Thomas, Sorry, but I prefer to write in Spanish because it’s much easer for me and I avoid misinterpretation. Tuve el cuidado de poner “probablemente debemos” (“probably we must”) porque efectivamente no podemos…"
May 18, 2014

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About me:
I am guitarist and musicologist with special interest in early music. For further information, please have a look at my blog.
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http://thomasschmitt.wordpress.com/

Arús manuscript

As a welcome gift I attach a baroque guitar tablature from the Arús library in Barcelona. Although the title refers to a Viguela, the instrument is unequivocally a five-course guitar.
I haven't analyzed the manuscript, but it seems to be from the second half of the 18th century. Enjoy the music...
Thomas

Ms_Arus.pdf

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Guitar videos with 6-course instrument

Hello:

I just posted some videos with the 6-course guitar (Vargas, Ferandiere, Abreu). 

http://www.youtube.com/user/thomasschmitt1685?feature=guide

Enjoy it,

Thomas

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 17:20 — 7 Comments

New CD with spanish six-course guitar music

Hello:

The Label "la ma de guido" has just released my CD (De gusto muy delicado) with Spanish 18th century music for the six course guitar. In the following link there can be found more information: http://www.lamadeguido.com/nov_.html

Saludos,

Thomas

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 7:05 — 4 Comments

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At 11:08 on May 7, 2010, João Pedro Duarte said…
Bem vindo! I Your Untersuchungen was one of my first books about the early guitar! So I am pleased to be able to follow your work. Your blog is full of good sense and precious information and music.
At 12:19 on March 23, 2010, Diego Martín said…
Hola Thomas, felicidades por tu blog y por conciliar la musicología con la interpretación. Yo lo estoy intentando, y aunque también guitarrista y musicólogo, no lo he conseguido. Mi pasión y a lo que dedico más tiempo son los instrumentos de púa, me gustaría profundizar ello y salvo los libros y artículos de Paul Sparks, James Tyler, Pepe Rey, Marga Wilden y Pedro Chamorro no hay mucha bibliografía. Mi inquietud musical me ha llevado a continuar mi formación musical de mandolina a Luxemburgo, pero musicológicamente estoy algo perdido, me gustaría ampliar conocimientos sobre los instrumentos de púa (Bandurria y mandolina). Como profesor en Universidad de la Rioja y músico práctico, ¿Puedes darme algún consejo?
At 13:50 on March 22, 2010, Chris Despopoulos said…
Thanks for the manuscript! I will enjoy it immensely.
At 19:18 on March 19, 2010, Rocky Mjos said…
Thank you for the correction to the manuscript title. -- R
At 15:59 on March 18, 2010, Rocky Mjos said…
Thank you for sharing the Arus tablature source, how thoughtful of you! The manuscript has now been listed on the Scores page. -- R
At 21:58 on March 16, 2010, Scot Tremblay said…
Welcome Thomas. You are lucky to live in the center of the best wine country in the world, my opinion of course. How do you get any work done???

I looked through your article section in your web site. Good work. I look forward to your input here.
At 15:19 on March 16, 2010, Rocky Mjos said…
Welcome, Thomas! I was just visiting your blog last night and listening to your music samples. Your work with Bach and the Baroque guitar have been mentioned in the Forum section of this network. -- R
 
 
 

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