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Gaspar Sanz

Biography

Born: April 4, 1640; Calanda   Died: 1710; Madrid, Spain  
It is generally accepted that composer Gaspar Sanz was born on April 4, 1640, in Calanda in the region of Aragon, Spain. As a young man, he received a bachelor of theology degree and subsequently took the vows of Holy Orders from the University of Salamanca. But the spirituality of music would become a second vocation for Sanz and he journeyed to Italy to study music with Cristofaro Caresana and Lelio Colista, as well as (speculatively) Orazio Read more Benevoli and Pietro Andrea Ziani. Upon his return to Spain, he pursued literature, religion, and music in equal measure with, respectively, a translation of Bartoli (1678), a eulogy to Pope Innocent XI (1681), and his musical magnum opus in the three-volume Instruccion de musica sobre la guitarra Espanola. His musical prowess soon came to loom over his other achievements, becoming widely regarded as the foremost guitar theorist of his day as well as private instructor of guitar to Don Juan of Austria, the dedicatee of his Instruccion. A complete musician, Sanz was also organist to the viceroy of Napoles. He is believed to have died in Madrid in 1710.

By the time Sanz began his work, the guitar in its evolution had acquired a fifth course (string pair) and settled into the fourths-oriented tuning that led to the modern six-string guitar as is known today, the octave pairing of the lower strings surviving in the modern 12-string guitar. Sanz took advantage of these developments in the 90 pieces that comprise the three volumes of Instruccion. The result is of two-fold musical importance. First, the capabilities of the guitar, by this time achieving a status comparable to the lute as a serious instrument, were extended, moving away from the single-line melodic stretches punctuated by chords; although the said idiom may be found in the first volume, geared toward the novice, the subsequent volumes find writing for more active right-hand technique, independence of the thumb and fingers, and more varied and at times contrapuntal texture. All this is prefaced in the first volume by a tutorial, a manual for care of the instrument, and an essay on figured bass for the guitar. The music in the three volumes is written in tablature, although later arrangements for standard notation have since been made. The second great significance of the Sanz set is that it contains many examples of Spanish folk songs and dances, exposing these to the world at large. Some, like the Zarabanda, feature an alternation of meters that presage the flamenco guitar idiom. Also can be found are the more conventional forms of passacaglia, pavan, and galliard, as well as travel souvenirs such as a Neopolitan piece. Together, these reveal Gaspar Sanz to be a well-rounded and cosmopolitan musician for his time, as well as a prophet for an instrument that would one day rival the keyboard in popularity. Read less
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  • 76.
    Folias! - Corbetta, Sanz, Matteis, Lecocq / Takeuchi, Et Al
    Label: Deux-elles   Catalog: 1030 Release Date: 08/26/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Corbetta,  Nicolas Derosiers,  Nicola Matteis,  Gaspar Sanz  ... 
    Performer:  Taro Takeuchi,  Reiko Ichise,  Eligio Quinteiro
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  • 77.
    La Spagna / Paniagua, Atrium Musicae
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 300163 Release Date: 08/26/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Fabricio Caroso,  Antonio De Cabezón,  Francesco Canova Milano  ... 
    Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
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  • 78.
    The Segovia Collection Vol 3 - Albéniz, Granados, Sanz, Sor
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000066402 Release Date: 07/01/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Fernando Sor,  Enrique Granados,  Isaac Albeniz,  Dionysio Aguado  ... 
    Performer:  Andrés Segovia
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  • 79.
    Spanish Guitar Music - Albéniz, Falla, Etc / Narciso Yepes
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 474437 Release Date: 03/11/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Soler,  Manuel de Falla,  Enrique Granados,  Isaac Albeniz  ... 
    Performer:  Narciso Yepes
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  • 80.
    Gaspar Sanz: Instruccion De Musica Sobre La Guitarra Espanola
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8828 Release Date: 11/12/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaspar Sanz
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  • 81.
    Label: Antes Edition   Catalog: 319167 Release Date: 06/18/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Silvius Leopold Weiss,  Gaspar Sanz,  Santiago de Murcia,  Giovanni Paolo Foscarini  ... 
    Performer:  Ralpf Mattes
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  • 82.
    Andrés Segovia Collection
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471430 Release Date: 06/11/2002   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Enrique Granados,  Fernando Sor  ... 
    Performer:  Andrés Segovia,  Jascha Bernstein,  Arthur Granick,  Eugene Bergen  ... 
    Conductor:  Enrique Jorda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
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  • 83.
    Canto Mediterraneo / Laurens, Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8870 Release Date: 02/12/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Scandello,  Anonymous,  Gaspar Sanz,  Diego Ortiz  ... 
    Performer:  Guillemette Laurens,  Skip Sempé
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
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  • 84.
    Ad Hunc Modum - Music Of Catalan / Alfred Fernandez
    Label: La Ma De Guido   Catalog: 2044 Release Date: 01/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaspar Sanz,  Francisco Guerau,  Anonymous
    Performer:  Alfred Fernandez
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  • 85.
    Spanish Guitar Music / John Williams
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 89837 Release Date: 01/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Joaquin Turina,  Alonso de Mudarra,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams
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  • 86.
    Spanish Guitar Virtuoso Vol 2 / Angel Romero
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 74505 Release Date: 08/14/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Celedonio Romero,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Enrique Granados,  Gaspar Sanz  ... 
    Performer:  Angel Romero
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  • 87.
    La Fíesta / Maiburg, Potasinski, Gula
    Label: Zuk Records   Catalog: 319 Release Date: 05/29/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz,  Gaspar Sanz,  Heitor Villa-Lobos,  Jacques Ibert  ... 
    Performer:  Anette Maiburg,  Leszek Potasinski,  Wlodzimierz Gula
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  • 88.
    Eloquence - Malaguena - Spanish Guitar Musical
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469649 Release Date: 03/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Soler,  Anonymous,  Isaac Albeniz,  Gaspar Sanz  ... 
    Performer:  Narciso Yepes
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  • 89.
    Commuter Classics - Drive Time A.M.
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90018 Release Date: 03/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Kit Higginson,  Traditional,  Gaspar Sanz  ... 
    Performer:  Danny Mallon,  Becky Baxter,  Rachel Barton Pine,  Samuel Sanders  ... 
    Conductor:  John Hsu,  Bernard Labadie,  Jörg-Michael Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Kammermusiker,  Alcatraz Ensemble,  KITKA  ... 
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  • 90.
    Sanz, De Murcia: Spanish Guitar Music / Jakob Lindberg
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 899 Release Date: 06/28/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Santiago de Murcia,  Gaspar Sanz
    Performer:  Jakob Lindberg
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  • 91.
    Españoleta / Chatham Baroque
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90284 Release Date: 06/13/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco José de Castro,  Andrea Falconieri,  Diego Ortiz,  Diego Fernandez de Huete  ... 
    Performer:  Becky Baxter,  Patricia Halverson,  Danny Mallon,  Scott Pauley  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chatham Baroque
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  • 92.
    Guitar For Relaxation - Albeniz, Bach, Et Al / Julian Bream
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 63675 Release Date: 05/16/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Francisco Tarrega,  Anton Diabelli  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Bream
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cremona String Quartet Members
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  • 93.
    Asturias - The Art Of The Guitar / Narciso Yepes
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 459613 Release Date: 08/10/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Tarrega,  Fernando Sor,  Isaac Albeniz,  Joaquin Turina  ... 
    Performer:  Narciso Yepes
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  • 94.
    Julian Bream - The Ultimate Guitar Collection
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 33705 Release Date: 03/09/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Isaac Albeniz,  Francis Cutting,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Bream
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Orchestra
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  • 95.
    Sol Y Sombra Baroque Music Of Latin America / Chatham
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90263 Release Date: 02/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Santiago de Murcia,  Juan Hidalgo,  José de Orejon y Aparicio,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Scott Pauley,  Danny Mallon,  Patricia Halverson,  Julie Andrijeski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chatham Baroque
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  • 96.
    Legendary Treasures - Segovia And His Contemporaries Vol 4
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7719 Release Date: 11/17/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Tarrega,  Enrique Granados,  Anton Rubinstein,  Luis de Milan  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Luisa Anido,  Andrés Segovia
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  • 97.
    The Royal Family Of The Spanish Guitar / The Romeros
    Label: Mercury Living Presence   Catalog: 434385 Release Date: 05/13/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Vincenzo Galilei,  Federico Moreno-Torroba  ... 
    Performer:  Celedonio Romero,  Angel Romero,  Celin Romero,  Pepe Romero
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
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  • 98.
    Encuentro Sanz & Santa Cruz / Rolf Lislevand
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8575 Release Date: 04/10/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaspar Sanz,  Antonio de Santa Cruz
    Performer:  Beatrice Pornon,  Eduardo Egüez,  Rolf Lislevand,  Adela Gonzalez-Campa
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  • 99.
    Van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof / Marq, Feldman, Lislevand
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8588 Release Date: 03/10/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Jones,  Nicolas Vallet,  François De Chancy,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Rolf Lislevand,  Sébastien Marq,  Jill Feldman
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  • 100.
    Vivaldi, Sor, Tarrega, Sanz, Et Al / Simon Schembri
    Label: Gall (Formerly Gallo)   Catalog: 848 Release Date: 07/09/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Joao Pernambuco,  Joaquin Valverde,  Heitor Villa-Lobos  ... 
    Performer:  Hélène Dautry,  Claire Vial,  Christian Briere,  Marie-Laure Sogno  ... 
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