1955 Article by Andres Segovia: Guitar Strings before and after Albert Augustine

Articles: Guitar Strings before and after Albert Augustine by Andres Segovia; Esaias Reusner by Carl S. Miller; Music and the Guitar by Jack Duarte; Humor Your Guitar by Terry Usher; The Guitar, the Teacher and the Beginner by Albert Valdes Blain; Simple Preludes by Jack Duarte; Music: Herzlich thut mich verlangen – Esias Reusner; Suite Number 2 – Esias Reusner; Minueto – Anonimo; Alborada de Fiesta en la Aldea – Emilio Pujol; Allegretto – G.F. Handel; Minuetto – A. Correlli; XVI Century Lute Piece – Unknown composer; Companae Parisienses – Jean Baptiste Besarde; Menuet – Robert de Visee; Aria – Allesandro Scarlatti; Preambulum – Joan Maria de Medicis; Two French Corantos – William Byrd; The Cuckoo – Folksong, arr. Sarah C. Cecil; Air on a Ground Bass – Henry Purcell; Minuet – Henry Purcell; more

1955 Guitar Review #17 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Manner of Holding the Harp Guitar – Illustraton from “New and Improved Method for the Spanish Guitar” by Otto Torp, New York 1834.

1969 Guitar Review article: Ida Presti – by Andres Segovia

Cover: Ida Presti – George Giusti

Articles: Ida Presti by Andres Segovia; Presti in New York; Ida Presti by Henri Dorigny; Ida Presti – In Memoriam – The Athenian Guitar Duo; An Historical Perspective of the Guitar Duo; Rationale of the Guitar-Duo Form – John W. Duarte; The Future of the Guitar Duo – John W. Duarte; Music: Fuga Elegiaca – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sans Cesse – John W. Duarte, Epitaph of Seikilos – Bart Jordan; more

1969 May Guitar Review #31 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Vintage 1969 Ad: Andres Segovia, Segovia Espana, Decca Record Album

Ida Presti at La Salle Pleyel, Paris, 28 April 1935, Bobri

1968 Society of the Classic Guitar – a new look at the history of the Classic Guitar

Cover: Dotar Player – V. Bobri

Contents: A Message to Readers – Andres Segovia; A New look at the history of the Classic Guitar; A Gallery of Great Guitars – from the XVI to the XX Century; more

1968 August Guitar Review #30 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Persian dotar pictured on a ceramic plate from Nishapur, Khurassan, Iran, 10th century A.D. Two large tuning pegs and two strings are visible, with the characteristic incurved body. An instrument of ancient lineage in the Transcaucasus and Persia.

Left: Vihuela, c. 1500, Spain; Right: Guitar, five courses, late 16 C., Venice.

1960 Guitar Review: The Guitar in The United States of America

Contents: The Guitar in The United States of America; The Society…Early days; The Society of the Classic Guitar 1946-1959; The Guitar in Washington; Conversation with a Subscriber; Richard Pick – An American Guitarist; Music: Nectar – Vahdah Olcott Bickford, Whoopee Ti Yi Yo – Richard Pick, Essay – Theodore Norman, All the Pretty Little Horses – Nina Dova; more

1960 Guitar Review #24 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1887-1959, In Memoriam, drawn from life by Bobri, Sept. 29, 1948

Andres Segovia, The Golden Jubilee Album, Decca Records – Vintage 1960 Print Ad

Richard Pick Model Classic Gibson Guitar – Vintage 1960 Print Ad

1955 Mauro Giuliani Biographical Sketch

Contents: Facsimile Reproductions from Giulianiad, Vol. 1 – Stanza to My Guitar; Giuliani; sor; Foreign Guitar Makers; Chit-Chat; Introduction and Thema; Solfeggi for the voice and guitar; Articles: Mauro Giuliani; Giulianiad; Fernando Sor; Scale Playing; Music: Prelude, Op. 49 – N. Coste, Down the Volga River – V. Morkov, Etude – F. Sor, Russian Folk Song – M. Glinka, Ballet – L. Fuhrmann, Sarabande – A. Corelli, Grown-Up – J. Duarte, Canaries – J.B. Lully, Aria “Nina” – G.B. Pergolesi, Sarabande – Nilo Bert, Impromptu – J. Duarte; more

1955 Guitar Review #18 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Mauro Giuliani, from a portrait painted by Stubenrauch, lithographed by Fugel

The Giulianiad – It is quite proper that, in an issue largely devoted to Mauro Giuliani, we should reprint a few pages from The Giulianiad, an erstwhile musical monthly named after him… The Giulianiad, which was published in England during 1833, was the first periodical “devoted solely to the interests of the guitar.”…

1969 Guitar Review – A Salute to Andres Segovia – Florida State University, Tallahassee

Cover: Gaspar Sanz Abecedario – Antonio Petruccelli

Contents: A Salute to Segovia – Florida State University, Tallahassee; Acceptance Speech – Andres Segovia; Three Spagnolettas from The Bentivoglio Manuscript – Roy Petschauer; Guitar Instruction by Television – Frederick Noad; The Guitar – Emanuel Winternitz; A Gallery of Great Guitars part 2 – the XVII Century; The Fragrant Psyche of the Guitar; Music: Spagnoletta in Soprano, Spagnoletta in Basso, Spagnoletto – from The Bentivoglio; Espanoletas – Gaspar Sanz, The Old Spagnoletta – Giles Farnaby; more

1969 Fall Guitar Review #32 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Vintage 1969 Ad for The Unique Art of Andres Segovia Decca Record Album

Madame Davis, mezzoint by R. Thomson from a portrait by P. Lely. Mary Davis, actress, singer and dancer was a member of Sir William D’Avenant’s company, well known in London around 1660…

Andres Segovia, February 27, 1969

Left to Right: Six-Stringed guitar by Andreas Ott, 1650, Prague; Chitarra battente, five courses, by Andreas Ott, 1659, Prague; Chitarra battente by Andreas Ott, late 17 C., Prague; Chitarra battente, six strings, by Andrea Ott, late 17 C., Prague

L’Accord Partait en Amour: Incidental Notes to the Graphic Music of Balzac’s Paris

Contents: L’Accord Partait en Amour: Incidental Notes to the Graphic Music of Balzac’s Paris; A Portfolio of 19th Century Lithographs and Wood Engravings from F.V. Grunfeld’s collection; Music: Je Pense A Lui – Pauline Duchambge, arr. F. Carulli; Gais Matelots, Pauline Duchambge, arr. M. Carcassi; Theme Varie, Antonio Nava; Le Matin d’Une Soiree, Charles Plantade, arr. Meissonnier “le Jeune”; Je Ne Veux Plus Aimer, G.P.A. Gatayes; more

1978 Summer Guitar Review #44 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

The anonymous artist of this eary nineteenth century print has emphasized the parallelism of related forms – Empire decollete and pear-shaped guitar.

Left: La Musicienne is a Spanish maja, the subject of literary studies by Gautier, Merimee and Dumas, and of brilliant pictorial reportage by Constantin Guys. The inlay work on her Spanish guitar seems a trifle overdone, even for a pre-Torres model. Right: Cecile, of 1843, is the work of Eduard Clemens Fechner, a Silesian artist (1799-1861) who settled in Paris in 1825. The French caption on the original print is translated: “Alas, where is the melody that can express the song of my heart?” It is doubtful whether she will find it on this guitar, with the frets on the wrong side.

Left: Published by Lemercier in the late 1830s, this popular French lithograph is signed “A. Gigoux,” though in fact it is merely a sentimentalized copy of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s famous portrait of Elizabeth, Lady Wallscourt. Right: Title page of a Methode de Guitare by Charles de Marescot, a Parisian teacher and composer best known for an album of teaching pieces entitled La Guitaromanie. The central figure is surrounded by English, French, Italian and Spanish “troubadours.”

A Gallery of Great Guitars

Cover: Harlequin jaloux by Watteau. Engraving by Chedel

Contents: The Gentle Guitars of Jean Antoine Watteau; A Gallery of Great Guitars part three – the XVIII Century – V. Bobri, G. d’Alessio, M. Nelson, F.C. Hess; Music: Les Regrets de l’absence; more

1971 Summer Guitar Review #35 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Left: Mezzetin Playing Guitar, engraving by Thomassin, fils, from a painting by Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). Right: Guitar, six strings, by Montron, 1785, France.

Left: Guitar, five courses, with unstopped extra treble strings, by Rafael Vallejo, 1792, Granada. Right: Detail from Marguerite Gerard’s painting The Model. The Hermitage, Leningrad.

The Role of Italy in the Early History of Classic Guitar

Cover design: Antonio Petruccelli, adapted from Grotesques, by Lukas Kilian (1579-1637)

Contents: The Role of Italy in the Early History of Classic Guitar; Notes on the Tarantella; Small Guitars; Folias and the Timple of the Canary Islands; “Let Not Thy Left Hand Know What Thy Right Hand Doeth”; Music: 5 Tarantelle – anonymous; Vesuvio – Benedetto Calvaruso; Tarantella – Luigi Ricci; Tarantella Burlesca – Miguel Abloniz; Folias – Anonymous; more

1971 Winter Guitar Review #34 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Vintage Andres Segovia Ad for his book, “The Guitar and I”

Vintage Ad for the 1971 Chet Atkins Guitar Festival

1970 Classical Guitar Review – Ukrainian Music and its Cultural Heritage

Contents: Articles: Ukrainian Music and its Cultural Heritage; Notes on Ukrainian Folk Song Music; Kobza-Bandura – National Ukrainian Musical Instrument; The Bandura in Ukrainian Folk Art; Notes on the Ukrainian Folk Dance; Music: Ukrainian Folk Songs arranged for guitar: The Bandurist, Don’t Go, Gregory (for 2 guitars), The Wide Dnepr River; Ukrainian Dances for Bandura transcribed for guitar: Metelytsia I – Kozak dance from Kharkiv area as recorded by F. Kolessa, Grechaniki – Hopak from Poltava area, Arkan – Hutsulian dance, Kozachok – from Podilye after bandurist K. Misevich, Hutsulka – Hutsulian dance, Katerina – after bandurist Y. Singalevich, Metelytsia II – Kozak dance; more

1970 Summer Guitar Review #33 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Kobzar Stepan Pasiuga. Drawing by O. Slastion, 1910.

Left: Kozak-Bandurist, 18th century. Collection of S.A. Taranushenko, Kiev.; Right: Kozak-Bandurist, 19th century. State Museum of Art, USSR.

1978 – The Other Segovia – Andres Segovia Jr. – a portfolio of drawings

Cover Illustration by Andres Segovia Jr.

Contents: Articles: A conversation between Andres Segovia and Vladimir Bobri; The Other Segovia – A Portfolio of Drawings by Andres Segovia, Jr.; Origins of Flamenco Music and its Oldest Songs part one; Music: Polo Sevillano – Traditional, Outburst – Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoy, Prelude (Nocturno) – Guido Santorsola, Prelude No. 6 – Vladimir Bobri; more

1978 Spring Guitar Review #43 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Segovia playing in the Patio de los Leones, the Alhambra, Granada, Spain. Drawing by Antonio Petruccelli.

The other Segovia – Andres Segovia Jr. – Design for a “monumental” tribute – son to father – complete with proper vegetation and the inevitable pigeon.

1972 A conversation between Julian Bream and Malcolm Weller

Contents: Articles: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and the Guitar; The Guitar – Wet or Dry?; A Conversation between Julian Bream and Malcolm Weller; Mauro Giuliani – birth and death dates confirmed; Luigi Mozzani – A Vignette; Music transcriptions by Oscar Ghiglia: La Frescobalda: Variazione IV – Girolamo Frescobaldi, Allegro – J.S. Bach, Divisions upon an Italian Ground – Robert Carr; more

1972 Fall Guitar Review #37 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Julian Bream playing lute and guitar drawing by giusti

1966 American Artist Magazine Cover: “The Guitarist” Etching by Edouard Manet, 1860

Cover: The Guitarist by Edouard Manet; Contents: Ralph Mayer Technical Page; The Russell Gallery in Great Falls; The two worlds of Naoko Matsubara; Robert N. Blair believes in action; The powerful art of Franz Rederer; Henry Gasser Paintings of Newark; The Meteoric career of Ed Emberley; more

1966 November American Artist Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Mauro Giuliani circa 1830 from a portrait by Stubenrauch

Mauro Giuliani circa 1830 from a portrait by Stubenrauch, lithographed by Fugel, and published by Artaria of Vienna.

…Whether or not Sor left Paris again is a question for which no definite answer can yet be provided. There is a possibility that Sor returned to London and engaged in a rivalry there with Mauro Giuliani. Many references attest to this famous and colorful, if questionable, “rivalry” of Sor and Giuliani. There is ample room for doubt that such an incident ever occurred…

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Fernando Sor circa 1820 drawn by I. Goubaud

Fernando Sor, ca. 1820. Drawn by I. Goubaud. Engraved by M.N. Bate.

Probably no other figure in the history of the guitar holds so much interest for the music historian as does Fernando Sor, the legendary Catalan composer and guitarist. His compositions for the guitar maintain the interest and command the respect of guitarists to a degree unmatched by any other composer for the instrument. It is no accident that this is so, for Sor’s compositions are among the major creations of guitar literature. These works, ranging in size from tiny minuets to large-scale sonatas for the instrument, represent a legacy of vast importance to guitarists…

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1963 The Lute and Lute Music

Cover: Pegbox of Theorbo by Martin Brunner

Contents: Articles: A Portfolio from Prague; The Lute and Lute Music; Silvius Leopold Weiss; The Lute on Discs; Music: Favoritta de Conte Logy – Johann Anton Losy; Gavotta – Antonius Eckstein; Courante – Zlinsky; Allamanda – Aureus Dix; Allamanda – Ivan Jelinek; Sarabande – Silvius Leopold Weiss, transcribed by Andres Segovia; Drawing of Hermann Hauser Lute by Robert S. Cooper; more

1963 October Guitar Review #27 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com