Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!
In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar?
"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov.
The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.
Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute.
Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today.
Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .
All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;
Hey Bill, been at the house up North (no internet) so I'm catching up on CBN. Didn't mean to leave you hangin' on your friend request. You've got some really nice builds pictured on your page, well done! I hope you don't mind if I adapt some elements of your designs into some of my work (imitation being the most sincere form of flattery). Thanks for the friendship...
I'm not as active on this site as much as i am on Ted Crocker's Handmade Music Clubhouse site. (http://handmademusicclubhouse.com/). i haven't posted much here as i have over at Ted's place. i think most of the peeps are more near the city and up in the Milwaukee area.
Hi Bill, snowing again here, more of a summer man myself. Sadly the cold weather impedes the progress of my builds but nearly completed the latest one that I am building for my youngest son Gavin who lives in Madrid. I opted for the laminated build as it's a six stringer without a truss rod. The first build was for my eldest son Guy, he wanted a fretless four stringer to use with slide, turned out quite well. If you want to take a look he did a video demo which you can find on my page. Will be interesting to see what your future builds are like, "The Bobby" has a nice body design but not keen on MDF as a build material due to it's toxicity, a good industrial mask is a must. I tend to use natural woods and some plywoods but have designs using steel in mind with plenty of rust for the future. Have a good day mate, all the best, Chris. :)