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The Ramirez Collection – History and Romance of the Spanish Guitar

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The House of José Ramírez, Spain’s longest established guitar maker, was founded in Madrid in 1882. Over many years it has built and conserved a Museum Collection of instruments constructed by members of the family and other great Spanish luthiers, many of whom were trained in their workshops.

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The House of José Ramírez, Spain’s longest established guitar maker, was founded in Madrid in 1882. Over many years it has built and conserved a Museum Collection of instruments constructed by members of the family and other great Spanish luthiers, many of whom were trained in their workshops.

For the first time in this long and distinguished history, new and unique recordings of these highly important guitars, including those that belonged to the legendary Andres Segovia, are presented here played by Brian Whitehouse, concert guitarist, composer and aficionado.

All these wonderful instruments, displaying over two centuries of the luthiers’ art, are beautifully illustrated together with detailed descriptions. Photographs and notes relate their place in the history of music and biographical details are given of the luthiers, players and composers contemporary to their construction. Many interesting anecdotes are told and the project captures, in a highly illuminating way, the spirit of these wonderful artistic creations – The History and Romance of the Spanish Guitar.

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Softback, Hardback

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UK, Europe, Rest of World

2 reviews for The Ramirez Collection – History and Romance of the Spanish Guitar

  1. Warwick Mason

    The Ramirez Collection is a tour de force of information about the Ramirez Collection of Guitars. The photos of the guitars are top quality and the information about the makers and players is extensive and comprehensive. There are several Ramirez instruments included but other makers are well represented. It is rigorous in it’s approach and Brian Whitehouse has spared no effort to produce a work of art in it’s own right. The recordings are fascinating and are fully contextualised to the individual instruments, players and makers. This reader was particularly delighted with the sound of the Simplicio guitar which represented “the best of the best” in his view. For any fan of the classical guitar this book would make a brilliant addition to a their collection.

  2. Warwick Mason

    Excellent, a real joy for a Guitar fan like me. The range of instruments is breathtaking and the quality of the recordings demonstrate an even handed presentation style that works well.

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