The Japanese guitar journal R.M.G. “マンドリン•ギター評論” was published from February 1927 until September 1929.(more…)
The original Armonia アルモニア was published in Japan by Chuzaemon Sawaguchi 澤口忠左衛門 from 1927 to 1941 (see my post dedicated to this journal). Isao Takahashi 高橋功 began publishing under this same Armonia name from January 1954 and continued until the last issue in November 1959.(more…)
The Japanese guitar journal “Revista de la Guitarra” or “ギター専門誌 ギタルラ” was published from perhaps 1947 to at least 1953. The tables of content will be added at a later date, but digital files of the issues I own I will make available right now.(more…)
The German guitar journal published by the Gitarristischen Vereinigung in Munich from 1900 to 1931 was known for the first few issues just as “Mitteilungen des Internationalen Guitarristen–Verbands (e.V.)” but then soon gained the name “Der Guitarrefreund.” In 1910 it was changed to “Der Gitarrefreund.”
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.
I’m missing year 1, number 4 contents. If anyone can provide them please contact me directly.
I’ve been gathering locations for all issues of S.S. Stewart’s Journal for many years and am now at a point where I’ve exhausted all major sources. I am still looking for missing issues and any suggestions would be most welcome.
As detailed in one of my earlier blog entries, Jiro Nakano was not only a long time collector, but was a tremendous cataloger of all information related to the guitar and mandolin. He wrote many articles over a very long period of time and contributed many long lists of composers and compositions to various guitar journals in Japan.
The Giulianiad was published in London from January 1833 through possibly July 1835. Its editor was not listed in any of the journals but it is fairly well accepted that Ferdinand Pelzer was very involved in the work. There are only two known locations of complete issues of the journal: The British Library and the Appleby Collection at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. There are a number of individual issues in other collections and libraries. (more…)