Matteo Carcassi:

25 Etudes for Guitar, op. 60

edited by Brian Jeffery

Carcassi Etudes op. 60 - from Tecla Editions

NEW PUBLICATION JUNE 2006. This set of 25 etudes is perhaps Carcassi's most famous work and has been known to generations of guitarists.  This is a new complete definitive edition established from the original source, with only the original fingering; no new fingering has been added. Notes on technique and interpretation are provided.

Why should I use this edition rather than any other? - Because this Tecla edition of the Carcassi Etudes establishes a new and fully reliable text, fully practical, with comments on every piece, at a very reasonable price, easily available with low postage worldwide. These Etudes were originally published only after Carcassi's death in 1853 and the only known original editions contain many problems in the text. This edition, as far as I know for the first time for mroe than half a century, examines those problems and finds solutions.

Prescribed by the Associated Board in their new 2008 syllabus.

A standard edition specially for students. Newly edited by Brian Jeffery.  48 pages.

Paperbound TECLA 0345
Price 13.00 euros / or 9.20 UK pounds / or 17.00 US dollars
ISBN 0-948607-45-9

Clothbound in handsome new black and gold TECLA 0346
Price 23.00 euros / or 16.40 UK pounds / or 29.00 US dollars
ISBN 0-948607-46-7

In 2010 the guitarist and teacher Heinrich Jochen wrote in an email: "The Carcassi opus 60 [that is to say, this edition TECLA 0345] is really a fortune, since any other edition I had viewed contained too much added fingering foreign to Carcassi's".

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Jamie Akers has just placed on Youtube a series of videos in which he performs studies by Sor, Giuliani, and Carcassi, including eloquent performances of some of these Carcassi etudes. Particularly worth hearing in my opinion are his performances of etudes from this book numbers 9, 16 and 17.

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Read the complete Introduction

Read the complete Notes on the pieces

See a sample page of music (op. 60, no. 1).

More about Carcassi, including a biography, and some other publications by him

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