New CD :


 The Poetic Guitar title 


Schubert, Schumann & Craeijvanger  - 

- Nederlandse tekst - English text -

- 300+ pages -

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New research and transcriptions: 19th century songs




Inspired by a collection of arrangements of Schubert Songs, done by 19th century guitar virtuoso Caspar Joseph Mertz, Fernando Riscado Cordas transcribed Robert Schumann's full song cycle 'Dichterliebe' for guitar.

While on an indepth research on Mertz' arrangements Cordas discovered the four survived guitar compositions by the Dutch, mid-19th century guitarist and composer Karel Arnoldus Craeijvanger. These three composer are all featured on Cordas' latest recording project.

The Poetic Guitar is produced as a luxurious hardcover book which contains the double cd. The textual content of the book is richly illustrated, printed in full colour and consists of 300 pages. The bilingual text (Dutch and English) gives an indepth view into the recorded compositions and the lives of the composers, poets and instrumentmakers. For the recordings Cordas was allowed to use a historic instrument from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. 




Order The Poetic Guitar, a wonderfull double-cd and book in one.

Price €24,50 shipping excluded.

Shipping included:
Within The Netherlands: €28,45 
International: €34,85.

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