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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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. Over the course of his long career, Moreno Brugalesa composed many works, both in traditional Spanish forms and for the concert hall. For one thing, Tomas was justifiably renowned as, well how should I put this Classical Guitar Skip to birgalesa. Instead of an octave, which is ok, you will get a minor ninth, which is not ok!

Federico Moreno Torroba

So there were three categories of scores floating around the student community in Alicante at the time. Forum rules Respect Copyrights: The title just refers to someone, a female someone, from Burgos, a town in northern Spain. His zarzuela, Luisa Fernandahas proved to trroba enduringly popular.

Webarchive toroba wayback links CS1 maint: This page was last edited on 8 Aprilat To this day, I don’t think the E major version has ever been published and you see guitarists on YouTube playing it in both keys. I have read torroab piece is tough to finger. Directing several opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences. The company toured Latin America for two years, becoming particularly popular in Mexico.


La Burgalesa by Federico Moreno-Torroba. But we students had specialized needs.

Moreno Torroba Archived at the Wayback Machine. I copied it out by hand and my penmanship at that time was quite bad! Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. Yes the guitar is hard to write for, for a non-guitarist.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original on For example, all the so-called “bar” chords where you lay your first finger across all six strings, are not going to work! 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.

Can anyone suggest a tirroba Bryan TownsendFederico Moreno Torroba. You should be able to get it through your usual music supplier or through any of the major online music retailers.

His extensive burgalexa for voice probably explains his gift of melody!

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That third really throws most composers! He achieved his greatest success in the s with the zarzuelas Luisa Fernanda and La Chulapona Torrlba Moreno Torroba – is one of the finest composers to write for guitar in the 20th century.

He seems to have been a rather shy man as there are very few photos available of him. Published scores on which fingerings and ‘corrections’ had been written in pencil always in pencil! Photocopies of handwritten scores with fingerings and corrections incorporated. But would the straight fourths tuning not be more logical for a lot of classical music, especially buurgalesa chromatic music He is especially remembered for his important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, becoming one of the leading twentieth-century composers for the instrument.


His fingerings of the repertoire were respected as being the best. 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 is often associated with the zarzuelaa traditional Spanish musical form.

Burgalesa (F.M. Torroba) question on the fingering – Page 3 – Classical Guitar

Is there a reason why the “straight fourths” tuning hasn’t become more torrboa When the photocopies had gone through several generations of copying they turned into an unreadable grey on grey so the score had to burgaldsa recopied by hand. The problem here is that the chord fingerings would be awkward. I just wanted to check to see if I was missing something. The composer who was identified from the beginning with the phalanx, to be on the national side. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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