Strings By Mail Frank Martin – Quatre Pieces Breves (pour la Guitare) – Universal Edition UE 10 pages. (back to CD recording). Having long been a part of the standard repertoire of guitar literature for several decades as a solo work, Frank Martin’s Quatre Pieces Breves is now adapted for . Buy Quatre Pieces Breves by Frank Martin/ed. Brudel at Guitar Tab Sheet Music. Edited by Hans Brudel. For guitar quartet. First Edition. T.

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As a small thank-you you’ll receive my recording of the famous Irish song Londonderry Air for free. Very Best Wishes, Frank Wallace http: We value your input. This motivated Segovia pices turn to ask Martin for a new copy of the work, having lost his first one. However, Martin always had the original guitar version in the back of his head.

Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet. He wrote the following in a letter from New York on February 22, After the competition was over, Gagnebin’s guitar pieces were gradually forgotten.

Still another version of the pieces was prepared for publication by Martin in Also, he lived from to in Geneva. As far as I could ascertain, Segovia’s frak was never issued. He studied composition with Willy Burkhard at the Zurich Conservatory. Wherever he went, Segovia always inspired composers through his powerful guitar playing and personality to write for the instrument.

Frank Martin, Quatre Pieces Breves fur vier Gitarren

They met once a week over a long period of time, and between andthey even lived in the same building at 16 Cours des Bastions: I shall inform you in advance of my time of arrival so that I can play your pieces for you and get your approval. A large part of Widmer’s works are dedicated to the voice: Therefore, we have no means of comparing the original pencil rough draft with the version he gave to Segovia. He used the guitar as an aid in composing. In December,the “Accademia Musicale Chigiana” in Siena, Italy held a composition piecees for guitar in the following combinations: I don’t know whether you approve of the idea of playing the Chansons separately from the rest of matrin work; normally I wouldn’t, but I do want to play something of yours.


Widmer had worked on these up to the very end.

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If you care to browse any of maftin guitar music, please let me know what interests you and I am happy to send you some samples. I was beginning a search for the manuscript and found your wonderful blog. I am sending you these lines to let you know that I am slowly progressing in my work with your beautiful compositions.

Share your review so everyone else can enjoy it too. He wrote to Gagnebin on March 10, from Vienna: The year this piece was written both Segovia and Martin lived in Geneva.

Yet we understood each other perfectly.

Frank Martin – Quatre Pieces Breves (pour la Guitare)

Not long after, he came to a recital I was giving in Lucerne. Besides, Trank want to take this opportunity to express my thanks frannk you for your efforts on behalf of the guitar and especially for admitting this instrument category to the Geneva competition. But he was already eighty or thereabouts, which is leaving it a bit late in the day. Ernst Widmer died in Aarau on January 3, If I can get them up properly before then, I shall send you a tape recording of them.

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Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our martjn to publish it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Foremost among these was Frank Martin, whom he admired greatly and with whom he enjoyed an especially close friendship. Gagnebin had an important circle of friends which he built during his years as director of the Geneva Conservatory.

His musical legacy is kept by the Ernst Widmer Society which is preparing a catalogue of his works at present. The following institutions have generously supported the making of this CD: But Martin did not write according to any set patterns.


The special case of musical development in Switzerland is notable for certain factors which stand or stood in the way of the more widespread acceptance of Swiss music internationally.

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The commentary to this CD would have been impossible to write without the invaluable help of the following persons, articles, and books: Please click on the link in the confirmation email we just sent you to submit your question.

Leeb’s version is kept in the collection of the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel. He studied piano and ‘cello at the Basel Conservatory and participated in master classes given by Ferruccio Busoni in Zurich, later studying composition and conducting at the Music Academy in Munich. Han Jonkers English translation by Jonathan Blair Appendix The commentary to this CD would have been impossible to write without the invaluable help of the following persons, articles, and books: The prizewinners were promised that Segovia would premiere their pieces in the summer franl and that they would be published afterwards by Schott of London.

Frank Martin: Quatre pièces brèves

I’ll be visiting my brother in Switzerland from November 1 until December It is often difficult to make a selection amongst the abundance of material. His answer came on September 11, Frank Wallace January 4, at It was a morning concert [see photograph], and afterwards we took a stroll down by the lake to discuss the new piece, he in French and myself in English. This first guitar competition in history turned out to be a summit meeting of some of that generation’s most prominent composers and guitarists.

I wrote to Ernst Widmer at his address in Salvador Bahia in the summer of proposing a commission to write a guitar work. In the score, edited by Karl Scheit, was finally published by Universal Edition.