Recorded on 10/02/2007, uploaded on 01/24/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Current thinking is this
piece was composed by Julian Arcas, although for many years it was credited to
Arcas's student Francisco Tárrega. Arcas's early life is a
mystery, although he gained critical acclaim in England
during the 1860s. He later returned to his native Almería where he opened a
music shop and collaborated with the eminent guitar-maker Antonio de Torres of Seville on improving the
instrument. This piece incorporates
several themes from Verdi's opera, including Violetta's aria "Sempre libera." Michael Cansfield
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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