Miguel Llobet *


Miguel Llobet (1878-1938) was concert guitarist in the first place, he toured all the world to give recitals. Old recordings on wax rolls still witness his art. Llobet was a pupil of van Francisco Tarrega and composed/arranged a modest repertoire in the romantic style of his master. Llobet is considered to be the master of the famous guitarist Andres Segovia.

Llobet’s music is technically quite demanding. His Catalan folk songs with the extended stretches are extremely difficult for a soloist. Therefore, I re-arranged his solos as duos, to share the burden more or less. An advantage was that I could keep melody and accompaniment consistent in a way which was technically not possible in the original solo version.


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