Classical Guitar

I've had three wives and three guitars. I still play the guitars.Andres Segovia

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Spanish luthier, Antonio Torres Jurado is cosidered the father of contemporary classical guitar instrument. His guitars design and sound has remained essentially unchanged, and unchallenged to this day. The classical guitar repertoire spans numerous chronological periods: renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and modern. Contemporary classical guitar technique owes much to Spaniard Fransisco Tárrega who transcribed for guitar works of Bach, Mozart and many more. Among other composers who made a major contribution to the expansion of modern classical guitar are also Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ferdinand Sor, Manuel de Falla, Roland Dyens and many more. Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia Torres is often considered to be the father of the modern classical guitar movement. Thanks to his transcriptions of classical or baroque works, his virtuosity and distinctive musical personality he established the guitar as an important concert instrument.

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