Carlos Pedrell, Emílio Pujol, guitar music in early twentieth-century Latin America
This article reproduces Al atardecer en los jardines de Arlaja by the Uruguayan composer Carlos Pedrell, preceded by a commentary. Together with Pedrell's other guitar works, this piece enriches our picture of Latin American guitar repertoire in the early twentieth century. In the case of Pedrell, we have a work written by a composer who studied in Paris and who wrote for three of the major guitarists of his time—Segovia, Pujol, and Llobet.
This article is one of a series of seven celebrating the work of Matanya Ophee (1932–2017) on the ninetieth anniversary of his birth. Written between 1982 and 1991, these articles first appeared in early issues of the GFA’s magazine Soundboard.
The writings in this series are really columns—short introductions to scores, which are also reproduced here as they appeared in the original magazines. Ophee’s long-form research appears in various places, but an important anthology is his Essays on Guitar History (Columbus, OH: Orphee, 2016). An introduction to the present series, surveying Ophee’s contribution to Soundboard, is provided by Stanley Yates.
Below are links to each article in the series:
Matanya Ophee’s Contributions to Soundboard Magazine: A Retrospective, by Stanley Yates
- A Rondo Allegro by François Molino
- Carlos Pedrell’s Al atardecer en los jardines de Arlaja
- Rudolph Süss’s Lyrische Suite no. 1, op. 23
- J.N. Bobrowicz’s Grand Polonaise, op. 24
- Rudolph Süss’s Lyrische Suite no. 2, op. 24
- Elsa Just’s Ständchen for Guitar Trio
- Athénaïs Paulian’s Airs and Variations, op. 1
Ophee, Matanya. 2022. "Carlos Pedrell’s Al atardecer en los jardines de Arlaja." Soundboard Scholar 8, (1). https://digitalcommons.du.edu/sbs/vol8/iss1/12
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