Francisco Tarrega: His Life and Music DVD $24.95. 1 hour duration.
Conveniently broken down into easily accessible chapters, this DVD presents detailed accounts of Tárrega’s musical career and style, his historical significance as a guitarist and composer, detailed demonstrations and discussions of his guitar techniques and complete performances of 10 of his best-known works. Numerous illustrations and photographs are included throughout the presentation.
• The first filmed presentation dealing with this influential Spanish guitarist and composer
• Detailed discussion of Tárrega’s musical career and style by noted scholar Graham Wade
• Detailed discussions and demonstrations of Tárrega’s guitar techniques (including tremolo, glissando, ornamentation, right-hand strokes and artificial harmonics) by Stanley Yates
• Complete performances by Stanley Yates of 10 of Tárrega’s best-known works:
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Mazurka in G
• Filmed and directed by Brendan McCormack