Los Romeros

Los Romeros

Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar

by Walter Aaron Clark

Hardback Publication Date: 30/06/2018

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Spanish migr guitarist Celedonio Romero gave his American debut performance on a June evening in 1958. In the sixty years since, the Romero Family--Celedonio, his wife Angelita, sons Cel n, Pepe, and Angel, as well as grandsons Celino and Lito--have become preeminent in the world of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar in the United States. Walter Aaron Clark's in-depth research and unprecedented access to his subjects have produced the consummate biography of the Romero family. Clark examines the full story of their genius for making music, from their outsider's struggle to gain respect for the Spanish guitar to the ins and outs of making a living as musicians. As he shows, their concerts and recordings, behind-the-scenes musical careers, and teaching have reshaped their instrument's very history. At the same time, the Romeros have organized festivals and encouraged leading composers to write works for guitar as part of a tireless, lifelong effort to promote the guitar and expand its repertoire. Entertaining and intimate, Los Romeros opens up the personal world and unfettered artistry of one family and its tremendous influence on American musical culture.
ISBN:
9780252041907
9780252041907
Category:
Western "classical" music
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-06-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
234.95x156.21mm

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