Guitar Music Recordings

The guitar is arguably one of the most popular family of instruments. It is a medium-sized string instrument, usually with 6 strings tuned E4, B3, G3, D2, A2, E2. Guitars are traditionally made of wood, with strings that may be of nylon, gut, or steel. These can be played with fingerpicking technique, plectrum, or a combination of both. Guitars project sound either acoustically or through amplification devices. These set of characteristics (size, tuning, material, strings, technique, and sound production) define the different types of guitars: the most common classifications are 'classical', 'acoustic', and 'electric'. Modern guitars were preceded by the Renaissance guitars, vihuelas, and Baroque guitars. Nowadays, the guitar is a primary instrument in nearly all the popular genres. In classical music the guitar never enjoyed the popularity of the piano or the violin, though it was an affordable instrument and it featured prominently in chamber music. Many composers explored its capabilities as a solo instrument, especially it reached its modern form, at the turn of the 20th century.

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Julia Florida (Barcarolle) Agustin Barrios Mangore Barcarolle Early 20th Century
Maxixe Agustin Barrios Mangore Barcarolle Early 20th Century
Selected Guitar Pieces Dionisio Aguado y García Compilation Romantic
Allemande, from cello suite BWV 1009, guitar arr. Johann Sebastian Bach Dance Baroque
Allemande, from cello suite BWV 1011, guitar arr. Johann Sebastian Bach Dance Baroque
Bourree from Violin Partita no. 1 , BWV 1002, guitar arr. Johann Sebastian Bach Dance Baroque
Habanera Alfred Cottin Dance Early 20th Century
Twelve Spanish Dances, Op. 5 - 'Arabesca' (guitar arr.) Enrique Granados Dance Late 19th century
Etude no. 6 Giulio Regondi Etude Classical
Homenaje Manuel de Falla Funeral Music Early 20th Century
Giga from Violin Partita no. 2, BWV 1004 (guitar arr.) Johann Sebastian Bach Partita Baroque
3 Piezas fáciles, Op.19 Julio Salvador Sagreras Piece Early 20th Century
Allmayne John Sturt Piece Baroque
Caazapá (Aire Popular Paraguayo) Agustin Barrios Mangore Piece Early 20th Century
Confidências Ernesto Nazareth Piece Romantic
Greensleeves to a Ground Anonymous Piece Renaissance
Memories of the Alhambra Francisco Tárrega Piece Late 19th century
7 Preludes, Op.103 Anton Diabelli Prelude Romantic
Ponce - Preludio in E Major Sylvius Leopold Weiss Prelude Baroque
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude Baroque