The Guitar, the Harpsichord, and a Wedding Present from Ponce: A Saga About a Sonata, Segovia, and Paris in the 1920s

BY JOHN PATYKULA | FRPM THE FALL 2018 ISSUE OF CLASSICAL GUITAR “The guitar is an expressive harpsichord.” —Claude Debussy Paris in the 1920s was the artistic center for all of the arts in the Western world. It was also the place and time for an explosion of new music composed specifically for the classical guitar. Composers who were living or studying in Paris added to the instrument’s repertoire. In fact, the guitar compositions of Manuel M. Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Joaquín … Continue reading The Guitar, the Harpsichord, and a Wedding Present from Ponce: A Saga About a Sonata, Segovia, and Paris in the 1920s