After a good period of time as a member of this forum, I have noticed that the issue of the Classical Guitar repertory, composers and major performers has never been touched upon, even superficially.
It is surprising that, nowadays, the instrument has only a specialised audience and exclusive fans, while the instrument has a quite long and bright history. Apart from some very notable composers, who had a special interest for the instrument, like Schubert, Boccherini, Paganini etc., there are plenty of great composers devoted their liv.es on the development and glorification of the Guitar, like the superb Sor, the ingenious Giuliani or the magnificent Tarrega. Performers too, like J. Bream, P. Romero, J. Williams or C. Parkening. There is also a great deal of transcriptions, demonstrating the importance and the immense possibilities of the instrument. Bach's famous Chaconne sounds amazingly beautiful and utterly convincing on the said instrument, by the way.
The Guitar repertory and composers are alive and well even in the 20th century with works by E. Carter, Berio, Ohana, Krenek, Gnattali or Donatoni.
I really wonder whether there is any forum member who is truly interested in this wonderful, charming instrument and its refined, elegant and rewarding music.
Any contribution, question, debate is welcome.