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Pepe Romero

Recuerdos De La Alhambra

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Recuerdos de la Alhambra (translation: Memories of the Alhambra) is a classical guitar piece composed in 1896 by Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega. He wrote it in Granada. Additionally, Ruggiero Ricci created an arrangement of this piece for the violin. A virtuoso on his instrument, Tárrega was known as the “Sarasate of the guitar.“ His repertoire included many original compositions for the guitar (Capricho Árabe, Danza Mora, et al.) as well as guitar arrangements of works written for other instruments by composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn. As with his friend Isaac Albéniz and many of their Spanish contemporaries, Tárrega had an interest in combining the prevailing Romantic trend in classical music with Spanish folk... Read on...

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