Federico Moreno Torroba ( – ) is one of the finest composers to write for guitar in the 20th century. He was one of the first that Segovia. Federico Moreno Torroba (3 March – 12 September ) was a Spanish composer, Preludio (); Burgalesa (); Piezas características (). Moreno-Torroba, Federico Burgalesa | Buying sheet music and downloads from Schott Music.

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All the five and six string instruments I know of, like the vihuela, lute, guitar, even the viola da gamba, use fourths with a third in the middle somewhere. As I’m sure you realise your ‘transcription’ is still copyright to Torroba and his publisher so you cannot offer it through the forum. A new student like myself was counseled to seek out more senior students for their copies of standard pieces with the correct revisions and fingerings.

Federico Moreno Torroba

Moreno Torroba also ran his own zarzuela company, which toured extensively, especially in Latin America. For a long time I rather avoided his music because it seemed too facile to me but more and more I have come to love its charm and grace.

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Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Later on he or Tomas or someone else would get around to ‘fixing’ the awkward passages. I’ve just been asked to write a piece for harp and guitar and I’m sure the harp part is going to give me lots of headaches! Segovia would just slap a few fingerings on and send it to the publisher. By using this torfoba, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Board index All times are UTC. Monday, October 22, Townsend: The title torroga refers to someone, a female someone, from Burgos, a town in northern Spain.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Classical Guitar Skip to content. The solution was to transpose the piece to E major, a good key for guitar. Federico Moreno Torroba – is one of the finest composers to write for guitar in the 20th century.

But would the straight fourths tuning not be more logical for a lot of classical music, especially highly chromatic music Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website.

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This page was last edited on 8 Aprilat So there were three categories of scores floating around the student community in Burgalesz at the time.

The problem here is that the chord fingerings would be awkward.

The Music Salon: Townsend: La Burgalesa by Federico Moreno-Torroba

When the photocopies had gone through several generations of copying they turned into an unreadable grey on grey so the score had to be recopied by hand. That third really throws most composers! He is especially remembered for his important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, becoming one of the leading twentieth-century composers for the instrument.


Photocopies of handwritten scores with fingerings and corrections incorporated. For one thing, Tomas was justifiably renowned as, well how should I put this He also frequently conducted. His fingerings of the repertoire toorroba respected as being the best. Retrieved from ” https: I copied it out by hand and my penmanship at that time was quite bad!

I took a little trip to London where I buried myself in music stores like Schott’s for hours and in the music floor of Foyles for even longer. He seems to have been a rather shy man as there are very few photos available of him. I just wanted to check to rorroba if I was missing something.

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Quite a few of the published editions of guitar music by Torroba and others, had passages that were simply unplayable. But we students had specialized needs. Directing torfoba opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences. His zarzuela, Luisa Fernandahas proved to be enduringly popular. Yes the guitar is hard to write for, for a non-guitarist.

The only music store in Alicante had almost no sheet music so about the only thing we bought there was strings. Is there a reason why the “straight fourths” tuning hasn’t become more common?