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An evening of guitar music from the 19th and 20th century
August 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Pune Guitar Society(PGS) presented a concert of guitar and piano music at the Mazda Hall in March 2017. This was the first concert in a series of three concerts planned this year by the PGS and showcased some important solo works from Spain and Latin America written for the guitar and the piano. The second concert, which will be presented at the Gyaan Adab Centre on Aug 19th, 2017, will focus primarily on solo guitar repertoire from early 19th century to late 20th century and will feature music from Italy, Spain, Cuba and Latin America.
The guitar repertoire till the end of the 18th century was not comparable in scale, complexity and structure to the repertoire of other western orchestral instruments such as the piano, violin etc. The period spanning the19th and 20th centuries is undoubtedly the most important period in the development of classical guitar repertoire. It is during this period that we see the guitar truly coming to life in terms of its very sound as well as the music written for it. The August concert program will represent a variety of styles and influences focussing on some of the most important works in this period with more focus on works from the 20th century.
With these three concerts, the Pune Guitar Society would like to underline and highlight the low representation of Spanish and Latin American music in our overall musical consciousness. A lot of great music has come out of these regions and continues to do so. The PGS will continue its efforts to bring this great musical treasure to audiences.