Marco Battaglia: 19th-century Guitar Art Music

Marco Battaglia will present The Guitar in Early 19th Century. He will discuss guitar family period instruments, sources, repertoire, and performance practices in the early 19th century. The main purpose of the lecture is to identify and use a method for analyzing the original sources (sheet music and editions) and coming up with a technique also based on research into literature on interpretation related to other instruments in addition to the guitar. Special attention is paid to period guitars, their history and development starting with the early 6-string ones with six simple strings up to those prior to the Torres version, to the design features and various types of materials used in making the strings.