Discography and Repertoire for the Ten-String Guitar
We are developing a comprehensive list of recordings of performers on the ten-string guitar. My thanks to David Starbuck for this initial list. If you would like to contribute titles and artists please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. ------------------------------------- CDs Romance d'amour DG 423 699-2 Alfonso X El Sabio, I. Albeniz, R. Sainz de la Maza, F. Moreno Torroba, M. Albeniz, E. Pujol, Anon/Llobet, F. Sor, X. Montsalvatge, E. Granados, M. de Falla, A. Ruiz Pipo, Anon/Yepes Domenico Scarlatti Sonaten DG 413 783-2 12 harpsichord sonatas Malaguena: Spanish Guitar Music DG 289 469 649-2 I. Albeniz, F. Tarrega, J. Rodrigo, A. Ruiz-Pipo, F. Sor, G. Sanz, A. Mudarra, A. Soler, E. Granados, M. de Falla, Anon/Yepes Guitar Duos with Godelieve Monden RCA 09026-60764-2 T. Ford, M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, F. Carulli, A. Ruiz-Pipo, P. Petit, G.I. Gurdjieff, J. Rodrigo Recital Amerique Latine Espagne Forlane UCD 10907 F. Moreno-Torroba, H. Ayala, A. Ruiz-Pipo, V. Asencio, G. Gombau A. Vivaldi Guitar and Mandolin Concertos DG 429528 5 concerti J.S. Bach: Works for Lute DG 445 713-2 2 CDs on guitar Guitarra Espanola 5 CD set DG 474 666-2 compiled from various DG recordings. ------------------------------------ Records J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (on Baroque Lute) Archiv 2708 030 (2 record set) Musica Catalana DG 2530 273 A. Segovia, M. Llobet, F. Casanovas, F. Mompou, N. Yepes, O. Espla, V. Asencio DG 2531 113 A. Kuhnel, T. Robinson, M. Conge, Anon, F. Carulli, F. Sor, L. Brouwer Guitarra Romantica DG 2530 871 M. Giuiliani, F. Sor, F. Tarrega Spanish Guitar Music of Five Centuries: Vol. 1 DG 139 365 A. Mudarra, Luys Milan, Luys de Narvaez, D. Pisador, G. Sanz, P. Soler Spanish Guitar Music of Five Centuries: Vol. 2 DG 139366 F. Sor, F. Tarrega, I. Albeniz, M. de Falla, J. Rodrigo, E. Halffter, F. Moreno Torroba, X. Montsalvatge, M. Ohana, A. Ruiz-Pipo J.S. Bach Lute Works I (on guitar) DG 2530 461 J.S. Bach Lute Works II (on guitar) DG 2530 462 Musica espanola DG 2530 159 I. Albeniz, E. Granados, M. de Falla, J. Turina Heitor Villa-Lobos DG 2530 140 Fernando Sor DG 139 364 24 Etudes Concertos with Garcia Navarro and the English Chamber Orchestra DG 2530 975 M. Giuliani, J. Rodrigo Concertos with Garcia Navarro and the London Symphony Orchestra DG 2530 718 H. Villa-Lobos, M. Casatelnuovo-Tedesco Works for Guitar DG 2530 096 J.S. Bach, S.L. Weiss Les Grands d'Espagne Volume 4 Forlane UM3903 S. Bacarisse, F. Moreno-Torroba Les Grands d'Espagne Volume 5 Forlane UM 3907 H. Ayala, S. Bacarisse, F. Poulenc, A. Ruiz-Pipo, V. Asencio, G. Gombau The World of the Spanish Guitar Vol. 2 London STS 15306 L. Narvaez, G. Sanz, F. Sor, F. Tarrega, J. Malats, E. Pujol, R. Sainz de la Maza, A. Ruiz-Pipo, H. Villa-Lobos, I. Savio, N. Yepes ------------------------------------- Others ------------------------------------- Daniel Kuper RNE 640020 (CD) H. Ayala, A. Fleury, J. Sagreras, D. Kuper, M. Ponce, J. Malats, I. Albeniz, M. de Falla, F. Tarrega Pierre Laniau EMI CDC 7 490932 (CD) Music of Erik Satie Simon Wynberg Bountiful Bach SCD 4542 (CD) Stephan Schmidt Bach Lute Works V 4861 (2 CD) Vincenzo Macaluso The 10 string guitar plays Spanish classics Klavier KS-552 (LP) J. Rodrigo, I. Albeniz, F. Tarrega, E. Granados Vincenzo Macaluso and Floyd Stancliff (flute) Masters of Flute and Guitar Klavier KS-537 (LP) J.S. Bach, P. Locatelli, C. Koechlin, J-M. LeClair, M. Doran, M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco Vincenzo Macaluso The 10 string guitar interprets French Classics Klavier KS 523 (LP) Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud, Satie, F. Poulenc Vincenzo Macaluso The 10 string guitar interprets classics . . . Klavier KS-508 (LP) J.S. Bach, N. Paganini, E. Satie, F. Sor, E. Bloch Janet Marlow Passion & Grace
A. Barrios, L. van Beethoven, J. Marlow, J.S. Bach, H. Villa-Lobos, L. Brouwer Janet Marlow Outside the City CMC 8003 (CD)
Modern (‘Yepes’) string configuration - Standard tuning:
[NB: Re-entry tuning of (8), (9) and (10)]
Modern ‘Alternative’ string configuration - Standard tuning:
[NB: (8) is an octave lower than the Standard Modern/Yepes configuration]
Romantic (‘Baroque’) string configuration - Standard tuning:
Marlow string configuration:
standard tuning: e’-b-g-d-a-e-B-F#-C#-G#
[NB: re-entry tuning from (7) to (10).]
Different ‘string configurations’: When a work requires that at least one string be replaced by another with a thinner or thicker diameter (in order to be tuned as required), or when the standard order of the strings is necessarily altered, this constitutes a different ‘string configuration’.
Scordatura: Non-standard tuning, within the context of the specified string configuration
Other configurations’ tunings are indicated in the list, in conjunction with the work.
NB: All 6-string guitar music can be played on the 10-string guitar. This repertoire list is merely aimed at creating awareness of original compositions for the modern 10-string guitar.
Maurice Ohana (1914-1992)
Tiento (1955; rev. mid ‘60s)
§String configuration & Tuning: Modern – Standard
§Originally for 6-string guitar, later revised for 10-string. Performance on a modern 10-string guitar was preferred by the composer.
§All notes fall within the 6-string guitar tessitura, but this work, which makes use of sustained sounds, was intended for the Modern 10-string tuning and configuration, enabling sustained resonance for all 12 tones.
§String configuration & Tuning: Modern – Standard, aside from scordatura of (7) to B1
§Written for, or dedicated to: Narciso Yepes
§The original manuscript facsimile is published by Ricordi Italy: www.ricordi.it
§NB: 10-string guitarists should specify the original 10-string version (132051) when ordering, as Ricordi also publishes [in my opinion] a very questionable reduction of this piece for 6-string guitar (138177), not authorised by the composer.
§Written for, or dedicated to: Narciso Yepes* (the work as a whole), Hirotsugu Kakinuma (3rd movement)
*[This work, dedicated to Narciso Yepes, was erroneously written for a string configuration that Yepes did not use or endorse. I have no evidence to suggest that Yepes did or did not perform it, but it is very unlikely that he did.]
NB: this is not the standard Modern string configuration and tuning. The re-entry tuning is absent and thus strings (8), (9), and (10) are an octave too low, affecting the tessitura of sympathetic resonance and therefore its balance and efficacy. [It seems that this string configuration and tuning may at some point have resulted from an individual guitarist’s confusion between the Modern (‘Yepes’) tuning and the Romantic string configuration, while being effectively neither one nor the other.]
§This work may be performed as “colloid-E”. The E-suffix denotes an ensemble version.
§Written for, or dedicated to: Magnus Andersson; Elision Ensemble