NEWS!

Concert 'The guitar music in the time of Jane Austen'
23, June, 2017
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London


Lecture conert at the Fussen Lute Festival in June, 2017
http://www.lautenfestival.de/download/Takeuchi_Vortrag.pdf
http://www.lautenfestival.de/



Jane Austen's notebook



New Video Recordings
There are some new video recordings of my playing on original early guitars.



Please visit the following page
http://www.youtube.com/user/TakeuchiTaro

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New CD (Released spring 2012)

 AFFECTUOSO !  VIRTUOSO GUITAR MUSIC FROM THE 18TH CENTURY


Played by

Taro Takeuchi (18th century guitars)
with

Judy Tarling (Violin) & Terence Charleston (Harpsichord)

Producer/engineerFJohn Tayler
Jacket Notes: Peter Holman/ Taro Takeuchi


The guitar had its golden age in the 17th century. After some decline in early 18th century the guitar re-gained the popularity
in the middle of the century and quality music were written by well known composers. They are musically outstanding and
technically demanding. Early guitar specialist Taro Takeuchi plays some of the best guitar pieces from the 2nd half of the 18th century,
most of them were never recorded before. Guitars used on this recording are all original 18th century instruments including
metal strung [English] guitars (often spelled GUITTAR) as well as gut strung [Spanish] guitar



Programme

1. Rudolf Straube: Suite for solo Guittar (a)
Fantasie - Largo - Tempo di Minuet
(3 sonatas for guittar, London, 1768)

2. G. Merchi: Folia di Spagna   (c)
(Le Guide des Ecoliers de guitarre, Paris, 1761)

3. R. Straube: Sonata for Guittar and Harpsichord  (b, d)

Largo - Allegro Moderate - Allegretto con Varia
(3 sonatas for guittar, London 1768)

4. G.F. Handel : Minuet  (b)
(Preston: Complete Instruction for the guitar, London c.1770)

5. J.C. Bach: Sonata for Guittar and Violin (d,e)
Allegro - Andante - Gigue

6. F. Geminiani: Menuet Affectuoso (c)
(Joseph Carpentier: IIIeme Recueil de menuets, Allemandes, et Contradances, Paris 1771)


Instruments
(a) English guitar (Guittar)by Perry, Dublin, c.1760
(b) English guitar (Guittar) by Preston, London.,c 1770
(c)Baroque guitar by Lambert, Paris, c.1770
(d) Harpsichord by Kirkman, London,1759 (rent from Christopher Hogwood)
(e)Violin by Fleury, Paris, 1759



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