miércoles, 7 de abril de 2010

Francisco Tarrega (English version)

Francisco de Asís Tárrega Eixea ( Villarreal, Castellón, November 21, 1852 - Barcelona, December 15, 1909) was a Spanish composer and guitarist. An accident marked his childhood, when he apparently fell into a ditch in a neglect of the girl who took care of him, leaving him with impaired vision. His father, thinking he could completely lose the hearing, moved to Castellon to attend music lessons and could make a living as a musician.

He entered the Conservatory in Madrid in 1874, where he studied composition under Emilio Arrieta. At the end of 1870 taught guitar (Emilio Pujol and Miguel Llobet were pupils of his) and giving regular concerts. Virtuoso of his instrument, he was known as the "Sarasate of the guitar." In 1880 he gave recitals in Paris and London.


During the winter of 1880, Tárrega replaced his friend and guitarist Luis de Soria at a concert in Novelda (Alicante), city where he met his future wife, Maria Rizo.


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1881 after a concert in Lyon, arrived in Paris where he met the most important of the time. He performed in several theaters, was invited to perform for the Queen of Spain, Isabel II. After playing in London again Novelda to marry his fiancee Maria Rizo.

He made frequent tours: Perpignan (France), Cadiz (Spain), Nice (France), Mallorca (Spain), Paris, Valencia, and more. Conxa met in Valencia Martinez, rich widow who takes him under his wing art, giving him and his family a house in Barcelona. That's where Tárrega composed most of his most famous works.


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Returning from a trip to Granada wrote the tremolo "Recuerdos de la Alhambra", and being in Algeria he was inspired to compose "Danza Mora". There he met the composer Saint-Saëns and later, in Seville, wrote most of his "Studies", dedicated to his dear friend and composer Breton the beautiful composition "Capricho Arabe."

It was installed in 1885 in Barcelona, where he died on December 15, 1909.


Apart from his original works for guitar including Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Capricho Arabe and Dance arrears, other pieces arranged for this instrument, such as some of Beethoven, Chopin and Mendelssohn.

Like others of his Spanish contemporaries, his friend Isaac Albéniz, for example, Tárrega had an interest in combining the romantic trend that prevailed in classical music with Spanish folk elements. The renowned contemporary guitarist Angelo Gilardino has written that the 9 Preludes Tárrega "... the deepest musical thought of Tárrega concentrated form."

Tárrega is considered to have created the basics of classical guitar technique of the twentieth century and growing interest in the guitar as a concert instrument.



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The most played and heard music in the world is known as the "Nokia Tune" (Nokia Tune) because it is the default ringtone mobile phones but the Nokia brand is taken from a piece called Gran Vals (bars 14 to 16 ) Spanish composer and performer Francisco Tarrega. This song has become one of the most heard around the world with more than 850 million Nokia phones reproduce it every day (Great Transcriptions for Guitar, F. Tarrega, Ed Musical Union Publishers, Inc.) is also worth mention of his works have been performed versions by artists like Mike Oldfield, which includes individual and orchestral version of Recuerdos de la Alhambra on the soundtrack for the movie The Killing Fields (The Killing Fields, 1984), this is the issue "Etude."

For the film Love in the Time of Cholera, based on the novel by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, was used as the theme song "Hay Amores" composed by the singer Shakira. The implementation of this song is based entirely on the Arab Tárrega Capricho, but the letter was composed by the Colombian landscapes inspired by his country


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Source: wikipedia

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