Luigi Castellacci works

Below is the current state of my research on the works for guitar by Luigi Castellacci (1797-1845). It is still very rough with a number of duplicated opus numbers. Any rows without a library location have been found via printed references either in journals, newspapers or publishers’ lists. Any rows with only opus numbers have not been found or perhaps might be music for harp which I have not researched yet.

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Der Guitarrefreund

The Internationalen Guitarristen Verbands in Munich published a journal from 1900 to 1931. It was known for the first few issues just as “Mitteilungen des Internationalen Guitarristen–Verbands (e.V.)” then as “Der Guitarrefreund” and later as “Der Gitarrefreund.”

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Mitteilungen der Freien Vereinigung zur Förderung guter Guitaremusik (e. V.)

The journal “Mitteilungen der Freien Vereinigung zur Förderung guter Guitaremusik (e. V.)” (known in English as the “Free Society for the promotion of good guitar-music”) was one of the early, informative journals on the guitar published in Augsburg, Germany from 1904 to 1909. In January 1909 the Augsburg society joined with the Munich Gitarristischen Vereinigung and stopped publication of their own journal.

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Julie Fondard

Julie Fondard, possibly 1819-1864, was a student of Sor in Paris perhaps earlier than 1830. Sor dedicated his opus 62 to her in 1838. She published in Cheltenham, England from around 1834 through 1836 where she first announced herself as a pupil of Sor. By the end of 1836 she was back in Paris.

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Alexander Weinmann – publishing catalogs

Below is a list of all of Alexander Weinmann’s “Beiträge zur Geschichte des Alt-Weiner Musikverlages” series for easy reference. His books document the output by date and plate number of many important Viennese publishers. His papers are housed in the David M. Rubinstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Many well-known (and unknown) guitarists’ publications can be researched in this series.

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