This is the world premiere for the modern complete works of the famous Spanish guitarist Francisco Tarrega by Italian Artist, Giulio Tampalini who has won several prestigious awards. In the history of the guitar, Francisco Tárrega, both the man and his work, are from a period when the instrument was in decline (late romanticism) and yet, he is surrounded by a mythology that has transformed him into the symbol of the renaissance guitar. Unfortunately, he did not live to see this rebirth. He was born in Vilareal de los Infantes, in the Valencia region of Spain. Throughout his childhood and adolescence, Tárrega was little more than an amateur, self-taught guitarist, even though his exceptional capabilities were clearly evident and hinted at the musician he would become. In his early youth, he enrolled in the Conservatory of Madrid, taking classes in piano and solfedge and despite being a little late in his education, this instruction opened his musical horizons, feeding his fertile and instinctive musicality and rather than estranging him from the guitar as it could have, it was during this period that his calling as a guitarist fully manifested itself.
Artwork: Manuel Garcia y Rodriguez “A Garden, Seville” 1923 (Christie’s Images)