Mauro Giuliani: Studio per la Chitarra, op. 1
(Volume 1 of the Tecla facsimile edition of
Giuliani's Complete Works)
with an introduction by Brian
This is Giuliani's celebrated work for guitar students,
including studies for the right and left hands, ornaments, and
twelve short pieces.
72 pages. First published by Tecla in 1984,
Paperbound TECLA 0801
Price 22.00 euros / or 15.30 UK pounds / or 27.00 US dollars
Paper edition ISBN 978-0-906953-61-7
This is a complete facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1812 of
Mauro Giuliani's Studio per la Chitarra, op. 1, with a new
introduction. This edition is particularly valuable for anyone
who wishes to have Giuliani's original text. It is fully legible for
performance, and while it is clearly an early nineteenth century
edition, it presents no problems to the modern player. Anyone who
wishes to examine this major work of Giuliani will do well to consult this
If you prefer the music re-engraved, the new Tecla edition of op. 1
in Giuliani's Complete Studies (Tecla 105) gives
the complete text re-engraved but keeps strictly to the original.
(Some of the modern editions of Giuliani's op. 1 on the market depart greatly from the
original, often without saying so, and many of them are incomplete,
giving only parts of the original.)
The book has four parts: 120 arpeggios for the right hand; sixteen
pieces designed especially for left hand practice; twelve examples on
style and ornaments; and twelve lessons. As well as the music, it has
text in Italian, French, and German, to which we have added a modern
English translation. It was considered so important in its own time
that the original publisher, Artaria, paid Giuliani 600 florins for
it, which was a very large sum indeed for that time. Despite the opus
number 1, it was not in fact Giulianiís first work; rather, the opus
number was probably reserved for it by the composer because of its
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