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The guitar player (c. 1672), by Johannes Vermeer
The guitar player (c. 1672), by Johannes Vermeer

The baroque guitar is a guitar from the baroque era (c1600-1750), an ancestor of the modern classical guitar. The term is also used for modern instruments made in the same style, typically for use in historically informed performances of baroque music. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x1820, 203 KB) Description: Title: de: Die Gitarrenspielerin en: The Guitar Player Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 53 × 46,3 cm Country of origin: de: Niederlande (Holland) Current location (city): de: London Current location (gallery): de: Kenwood House, Lord... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x1820, 203 KB) Description: Title: de: Die Gitarrenspielerin en: The Guitar Player Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 53 × 46,3 cm Country of origin: de: Niederlande (Holland) Current location (city): de: London Current location (gallery): de: Kenwood House, Lord... Milkmaid (1658-1660) Johannes Vermeer or Jan Vermeer (baptized October 31, 1632, died December 15, 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of ordinary bourgeois life. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 to 1750 (see Dates of classical music eras for a discussion of the problems inherent in defining the beginning and end points). ... A classical guitar, also called a Spanish guitar, is a musical instrument from the family of musical instruments called chordophones. ... The authentic performance movement is an effort on the part of musicians and scholars to perform works of classical music in ways similar to how they were performed when they were originally written. ...


The instrument was smaller than a modern guitar, of lighter construction, and had gut strings. The frets were usually made of gut too, and tied on to the neck. A typical instrument had five courses, of which either four or five were double-strung making a total of nine or ten strings.


The conversion of all courses to single strings and the addition of a bass E-string occurred during the era of the early romantic guitar. This article is about the Early romantic guitar or Guitar during the Classical music era. ...

Contents

Technique

  • [1] "Baroque guitar for the modern performer - a practical compromise", by Don Rowe and Richard d’A Jensen.

Repertoire

  • Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
  • Robert de Visée (ca 1658-1725)

Gaspar Sanz (April 4, 1640 - 1710) was a Spanish composer and priest born in Calanda in the region of Aragon. ... Robert de Visée (c. ... Francisco Guerau (1649 – 1717/1722) was a Spanish Baroque composer. ...

Baroque guitar makers

Historique baroque guitar makers

The voboam family, Paris, France. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...

  • Nicholas Alexandre Voboam II
  • René Voboam
  • Domenico Sellas

Modern baroque guitar makers
  • Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris
  • Daniel Larson
  • John J van Gool

Baroque guitarists

Historique performers

David Rijckaert (Antwerp 1612-1661)


Modern performers

Hopkinson Smith is a lutenist. ... Paul ODette is an American lutenist, conductor, and music researcher specializing in early music. ... Stephen Stubbs (born 1951) is a lutenist and director and has been a leading figure in the European early music scene for nearly thirty years. ...

External links

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Baroque guitar
  • Baroqueguitar.net
  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BAROQUE GUITAR by the The Lute Society, UK.
  • Musical Instruments in Vermeer's Paintings: The Guitar, by Adelheid Rech

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

Bibliography

  • Antoni Pizà: Francesc Guerau i el seu temps (Palma de Mallorca: Govern de les Illes Balears, Conselleria d'Educació i Cultura, Direcció General de Cultura, Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, 2000) ISBN 84-89868-50-6
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