CASPAR JOSEPH MERTZ (1806-1856): Barden-Klänge, Vols. 1-11.
Catalogue Number: 08Q039
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Although the writing style recalls Giuliani, the mood of this cycle of pieces inspired by the romantic poetry of the Scot James Macpherson launched the guitar into the Romantic period. The subjects of the individual pieces fit in with those that inspired Mendelssohn Schumann and Chopin: passionate and unhappy love, warrior virtues and gloomy and desolate (or ghostly) landscapes. 2 CDs. Graziano Salvoni (1827 Anton Stauffer guitar).