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Author Clark, Walter Aaron, author.

Title Los Romeros : royal family of the Spanish guitar / Walter Aaron Clark.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Romero Family CLA    Available
Description xiv, 348 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Music in American life
Music in American life.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, discographies, and index.
Summary Spanish émigré guitarist Celedonio Romero gave his American debut performance on a June evening in 1958. In the sixty years since, the Romero Family--Celedonio, his wife Angelita, sons Celín, Pepe, and Angel, as well as grandsons Celino and Lito--have become preeminent in the world of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar in the United States. Walter Aaron Clark's in-depth research and unprecedented access have produced the consummate biography of the Romero family. Clark examines the full story of their genius for making music, from their outsider's struggle to gain respect for the Spanish guitar to the ins and outs of making a living. Their concerts and recordings, behind-the-scenes musical careers, and teaching have reshaped their instrument's very history. At the same time, the Romeros have organized festivals and encouraged leading composers to write works for guitar as part of a tireless, lifelong effort to promote the guitar and expand its repertoire.
Subject Romeros.
Romero, Celedonio.
Romero, Pepe.
Romero, Celín.
Romero, Angel.
Guitarists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Royal family of the Spanish guitar
ISBN 9780252041907 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0252041909 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780252083563 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0252083563 (paperback ; alkaline paper)

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