Federico Moreno Torroba ( – ) is one of the finest composers to write for guitar in the 20th century. He was one of the first that Segovia. Federico Moreno Torroba (3 March – 12 September ) was a Spanish composer, Preludio (); Burgalesa (); Piezas características (). Moreno-Torroba, Federico Burgalesa | Buying sheet music and downloads from Schott Music.

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Photocopies of handwritten scores with fingerings and corrections incorporated.

The solution was to transpose the piece to E major, a good key for guitar. Monday, October 22, Townsend: La Burgalesa by Federico Moreno-Torroba. That third really throws most composers! Moreno Torroba also ran his own zarzuela company, which toured extensively, especially in Latin America.

I took a little trip to London where I buried myself in music stores like Schott’s for hours and in the music floor of Foyles for even longer. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. Yes birgalesa guitar is hard to write for, for a non-guitarist.

For example, all the so-called “bar” chords where you lay your first finger across all six strings, are not going to work!

Federico Moreno Torroba – is one of the finest composers to write for guitar in the 20th century.

Bryan TownsendFederico Moreno Torroba. Any messages offering illegal material or links to sites that provide unauthorized, copyrighted material will be removed by the moderators. I have read that piece is tough to finger. I just wanted to check to see if I was missing something. Posted torrova Bryan Townsend at The composer who was identified from the beginning with the phalanx, to be on the national side.


Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Forum rules Respect Copyrights: He gurgalesa often associated with the zarzuelaa traditional Spanish musical form.

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Later on he or Tomas or someone else would get around to ‘fixing’ the awkward passages. Is there a reason why the “straight fourths” tuning hasn’t become more common? I seem to recall with those, that Segovia’s published editions are in the key Ponce wrote but fingered for the key Segovia played them in.

During his lifetime Torroba was most famous for his zarzuelasa kind of light opera in Spanish. His extensive writing for voice probably explains his gift of melody! He is especially remembered for his important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, becoming one of the leading twentieth-century composers for the instrument.

Published scores on which fingerings and ‘corrections’ had been written in pencil always in pencil! Instead of an octave, which is ok, you will get a minor ninth, which is not ok!

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But we students had specialized needs. Moreno Torroba Archived at tororba Wayback Machine. For a long time I rather avoided his music because it seemed too facile to me but more and more I have come to love its charm and grace. Classical Guitar Skip to content. When the photocopies had gone through several generations of copying they turned into an unreadable grey on grey so the score had to be recopied by hand.


As I’m budgalesa you realise your ‘transcription’ is still copyright to Torroba and his publisher so you cannot offer it through the forum.

I still have that copy and here is an excerpt:. The company toured Latin America for two years, torrobs particularly popular in Mexico. He also frequently conducted.

Federico Moreno Torroba

MadridSpain [1]. Directing several opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences. He achieved his greatest success in the s with the zarzuelas Luisa Fernanda and La Chulapona The only music store in Alicante had almost no sheet music so about the only thing we bought there was strings.

La Burgalesathe first piece I learned by Torroba was in the third category. Over the course of his long career, Moreno Torroba composed many works, both in traditional Spanish forms and for the concert hall. The F major version is playable, though the resonance is different and some bass notes can’t be held as long.

Archived from the original on His zarzuela, Luisa Fernandahas proved to be enduringly popular. The title just refers to someone, a female someone, from Burgos, a town in burgalea Spain.