Waltz – Ferdinando Carulli Preliminary List A No. 2
Born in Naples in 1770, Carulli was a gifted performer and composer of a vast amount of guitar music. After many concert tours of Paris he eventually moved there and also became a successful teacher. He also published many of his own works as music publishers of the time considered many of his finest works too difficult for an average amateur guitarist. He wrote more than four hundred works for solo classical guitar, and many other compositions for other instrumental combinations, though these always included the guitar.
- This Waltz is played free stroke and always aim for to play as legato as possible as this is one of the key challenges of the piece.
- The dynamics are editorial however the do stylistically suit the music very well and it is advised that these dynamic marking be closely adhered to
- In the first section sure to be aware of what is melodic and what is the accompaniment. For example the first 3 bars are arpeggios and one must only highlight the first note played with the ‘m’ finger (the melody). Then in bar 4 (and 7) notice all the notes are melodic and should be highlighted just a little more than the accompaniment.
- In the second half be sure to hold the double stops all the way through until the 2nd beat of the next bar