Bartolomé Calatayud

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Bartolomé Calatayud was born in 1882 on the island of Mallorca.,[1] received in 1899 the Diploma of Honor 1st Class granted by the Workers Instructive Center Palma for his "superior musical knowledge in guitar playing." Contemporary and friend of Miguel Llobet and Andrés Segovia, his first teacher was Pedro Antonio Alemany Palmer (Palma 1862-1952), guitarist and composer and then with Antonio Gomez Melters (Barcelona, 1839 - is Capdellá, 20.5.1908). He studied harmony and composition with the great Majorcan musicologist and composer D. Antonio Noguera. Bartolome was taught by Francisco Tárrega in Valencia.[2]

He gave concerts in Spain, France, Switzerland, Portugal and Algiers and toured South America with Spanish Chorus and Dance groups. In Majorca he composed many works for the classical guitar and taught the instrument[3] Many of his guitar works are based on popular Catalan/Majorcan folk music.

Although less famous in the classical guitar world, Bartolomé Calatayud has left much enjoyable and exciting music written for classical guitarists of all abilities. He taught many pupils in Majorca during his final years.[4] He died in 1973 at the age of 91. For a picture of the composer,[5][6]

Works for guitar[edit]

  • Alegre Campina E Major
  • Alegre Primavera E Major
  • Boceto Andaluz
  • Cuatro Piezas Faciles Para Guitarra: Vals, Cancion De Cuna, Romanza, Pasodoblillo
  • Cuatro Juguetes: Boceto Andaluz, Gavotta, Danza, Minueto
  • Cubanita A Major
  • Danza Espanola E Minor
  • Danza Popular De Campdevanol A Major
  • Dos Piezas Para Guitarra: Bolero, El Majo
  • Dos Piezas Para Guitarra: Bagatela, Gavota
  • Estampa Gitana D Minor
  • Galop G Major
  • Gavota Facil A Major
  • Guarjirita - Sobre Temas Populares D Major
  • Habanera A Minor
  • Marcha Hungara A Minor
  • Marcha Militar A Major
  • Minueto E Major
  • Nostalgia E Minor
  • Pequena Tarantela F# Minor
  • Sonatina No. 1 A Minor
  • Sonatina No. 2 D Minor
  • Suite Antiqua: Antante, Zarabanda, Pavana, Minueto, Rondino
  • Tango Argentino A Minor
  • Tango D Major
  • Tres Canciones Populares Catalanas: Muntanyes Regalades, La Preso De Lleida, La Pastoreta
  • Tres Piezas Faciles Para Guitarra: Cajita De Musica, Divertimento, Melodia
  • Tres Piezas Para Guitarra: Mazurka, Caramba!(Habanera), Canconeta
  • Tres Piezas Para Guitarra: Lamento Gitano - Solea, Fandanguillo, Bulerias
  • Triptico Para Una Dama: Bondad, Simpatia, Alegria
  • Una Caricia E Major
  • Vals E Minor
  • Vals Y Mazurka
  • Zambra D Minor

publishing house is mainly "Unión Musical Ediciones", Madrid


  1. ^ [1] "The Guitar Music of Spain" Volume One, published by Wise Publications/Union Musical Ediciones S.L. Compiled and edited by John Zaradin, original compilation by Gerry Mooney (1994), ISBN 0-7119-3303-0.
  2. ^ [2] Classical Composers
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  4. ^ See Sharon's blog on
  5. ^ refer to the Spanish site
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