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Gaspar Sanz

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Speciality

Music

 

 

Date of birth

1640

Date of death

1710
  


"Guitarrista y compositor. Sentó las bases de la técnica de la guitarra barroca, conocida en Europa como “guitarra española”. Su influencia se extendió hasta bien entrado el siglo XX.
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Francisco Bartolomé Sanz Celma, nació en Calanda (Teruel), en 1640. En 1669 se presentó a oposiciones para la cátedra de música de la Universidad de Salamanca, que no superó. Viajó a Italia, donde se formó como músico en Nápoles y Roma. Publicó en Zaragoza, en 1674, su “Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española”, dedicada al hijo de Felipe IV, don Juan de Austria. Esta obra es una fuente indispensable para conocer la música popular española de la época y el método más completo de guitarra barroca; contiene el primer manual conocido de acompañamiento instrumental y fue utilizado por Manuel de Falla y Joaquín Rodrigo. La influencia de Sanz llega hasta la aparición de la actual guitarra. Murió en Madrid, en 1710.

 

Essential works

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    Musical Instruction for the Spanish Guitar

    This work on music theory was considered to be one of the clearest and most understandable treatises on guitar written at the time.

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    Musical Instruction for the Spanish Guitar

    It is a unique work because it is an essential source of knowledge of traditional Spanish music of the time. It is the most comprehensive Baroque music method and includes the first known Spanish music accompanying instrument manual.

    Spanish National Library (Madrid)

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