Mauro Giuliani: Dances of 1810
"The really easy pieces that Giuliani composed
for absolute beginners"
Five sets of lively dances from Vienna, for
guitar, most of them easy, edited by Brian Jeffery
Mauro Giuliani's Dances of 1810 contains
the dances that Giuliani composed when he was a young guitar
virtuoso newly arrived in Vienna, in 1810. Now here
re-engraved in a new edition. Many of them are really easy – not in the boring way that is usual today where the poor
beginner is told to stay way down at that first position where the
frets are far apart which is more difficult than higher up, but
with a totally different concept. He quite often put the beginner’s fingers
high up, around the ninth, tenth, twelfth fret, where the frets
are closer together and therefore easier. He added lots of open
strings in the bass. And he gave his students the hot-from-the-dance-floor
dances that they had danced till 2 a.m. the night before.
“Schneller! Schneller!” the young people called from the dance
floor in that Vienna that was crazy about dancing.
Here are those dances. Many of them serve very well for absolute
beginners. Don't be afraid to go high up on the fingerboard!
It was Giuliani's own idea for beginners. And try playing
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You can see and hear Gohar Vardanyan playing Giuliani's
Tarantella from this book on Youtube
And Rob MacKillop has made
a video of four of Giuliani's Monferrine dances, from this book. Have
This is a completely new edition, re-engraved, of
Giuliani's sets of dances opp. 12, 21, 23, 24 and 33, complete. Newly edited by Brian Jeffery direct from the original editions.
No fingering has been added. 36 pages.
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Preface to this book
see a sample page of music
(page 7, with Waltzes 1, 2 and 3 from 12 Waltzes op. 21) (pdf)
"Giuliani, Mauro: Dances of 1810.
Five sets of lively dances from Vienna for guitar, most of them easy. Londres: Tecla Editions, 2006,
23 x 30,5 cm, 27 págs.("Here are 62 dances for guitar, in five groups
(twelve monferrinas, twelve waltzes, etc.), most of them simple,
composed by Mauro Giuliani. Published in Vienna in about 1810,
they are remarkable above all for their liveliness - we
should remember that the composer was a young man at that time, only 29
years old, and that is reflected in this music.")
He aquí sesenta y dos danzas para guitarra, agrupadas en cinco tipos (doce
monferrinas, doce valses, etc.), la mayoría de ellas sencillas,
compuestas por Mauro Giuliani. Publicadas en Viena hacia 1810,
destacan especialmente por su viveza (no olvidemos que por entonces el
compositor era un hombre joven, de tan sólo veintinueve años, y esto
se refleja en su obra)." (
Música y Educación, Spain, 2006).
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