The facsimiles presented here are of manuscripts which were all beautifully handwritten by Francisco Tárrega, the most significant guitarist-composer of the late nineteenth century, for his student and patron, the Englishman, Dr Walter James Leckie. The significance of these scores, published here for the first time, cannot be overstated; with regard to both technical and stylistic matters it was Tárrega who laid the foundations for all future composers and arrangers for the instrument.
In their original format they represent some six hundred and fifty-four pages of the maestro’s work and their reproduction, displaying markings by both Tárrega and Dr Leckie, allows a fascinating insight, at source, into the minds of maestro and student. In particular the attention to detail in the fingerings is quite astonishing.
The book is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on this achievement and for enriching our lives with these documents.
A fantastic publication … it is absolutely marvellous to have such a well-presented book. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Magnificent facsimile edition. Printed on fine paper with the utmost clarity – a definitive book.
Graham Wade, Classical Guitar Magazine
Text in English, Spanish & Japanese
236 colour pages, large format, hardback