Tarrega, Francisco – Adelita
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Take the Full Course on This Piece!Adelita is one of Francisco Tarrega's most popular pieces. It's delightfully honest in its sentiment, and, while not very long, takes us from melancholy to reverie, and back again. Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) is one of the lords of classical guitar (and facial hair!). From his youthful running off with the gypsies, to his forceful European tours, to his foundational Spanish compositions and masterful arrangements of piano classics, he captured the hearts and imaginations of his day, and ensured that he would go down in the annals of classical guitar lore. This tune, Adelita, is rumored to have been dedicated to Adela Aimerich, an illegitimate daughter of King Alfonso XII. Whether he was attempting to garner favor from his "betters", or simply feeling one name to be as good as another, we're left with a gem that fits well in any repertoire, and continues to captivate listeners today.
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