T H E G O L D E N A G E
T H E G O L D E N A G E is a journey in time to the first half of 19th century, one of the most prolific times in the guitar's history.
This programme is a thorough exploration of works by some of the main 19th-century composers. Very well-known composers such as Fernando Sor are placed side by side with lesser known ones such as Matiegka in order to create a panorama of the guitar in what came to be called by many specialists as the 'Golden Age' of guitar. The instrument used is a very special one: a 'Romantic' guitar made by Korean maker HeeHong Kim, inspired by the aesthetics and sound of Stauffer's guitars, but using modern techniques of construction. The result is a unique piece of design that sounds very similar to the original 19th-century guitar, but with a better tuning and increased projection, making it a flexible instrument that can be used both in small venues and big concert halls.
P R O G R A M M E
Fernando Sor Introduction & Variations on a Theme by Mozart
Wenzel T. Matiegka Fuga, Minueto & Rondo op. 23
Luigi Legnani 3 Caprices (from 36 Caprices op. 20)
Johann K. Mertz Elegia
Mauro Giuliani Rossiniana 5, op. 123