Sunday, October 21, 2012

Townsend: Toccata by Štěpán Rak

Štěpán Rak (b. 1945) is a Czech composer and guitarist who has written a lot of very original music for guitar. He is rumored to be the only guitarist capable of actually improvising a fugue! This insouciant little piece is over in barely more than a minute and a half.


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UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the tempo marking is Presto diabolico!

2 comments:

Nathan Shirley said...

An excellent composer, thanks for putting this up.

Bryan Townsend said...

I haven't played nearly enough Stepan Rak!