We held another extraordinary event at GSI on Sunday with Marc Teicholz playing eight amazing guitars spanning from an 1867 Torres to a 2007 Blochinger. We pretty much knew it would be an amazing concert, but I think almost everyone was impressed with Marc’s playing and with the fact that we were hearing these beautiful instruments played exactly the way they were meant to be played.

We weren’t able to print a program because Marc didn’t know the guitars before he arrived in Santa Monica and up until the last minute he was finding pieces he felt were appropriate for each guitar, so we wanted to print an after-the-fact program for those who were there. We’ll also be posting audio and video of the event very soon.

“Valseana LIVE” Concert Program:

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

·  Songs Without Words, Op. 30, No.3 “Consolation” (arr. Teicholz)

·  Songs Without Words, Op. 19, no. 6 “Venetian Gondola Song No. 1” (arr. Teicholz)

·  String Quartet #1, Op. 12 “II. Canzonetta” (arr. Teicholz)

performed on 1921 Santos Hernandez SP/MP

Paolo Bellinati (b. 1950)

·  Um Amor di Valsa

performed on 1930 Domingo Esteso SP/CSAR

Johann Sebastian Bach (1985-1750)

·  Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 “Chaconne” (arr. Andrés Segovia)

performed on 1952 Hermann Hauser I SP/CSAR

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

·  24 Preludes, Op. 8, No. 4 “Largo” (arr. Teicholz)

·  Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18 (arr. Iznaola)

performed on 1971 Daniel Friederich SP/IN


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

·  Four Impromptus, D. 899 (Op. 90): No. 2 (arr. Teicholz)

Performed on 2007 Edmund Blöchinger SP/MP


· 2 Catalonian Folksongs (arr. Llobet): “El testament d’Amèlia” and “Cançó del Lladre”

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)

·  Capricho Arabe

Performed on 1936 Ignacio Fleta SP/MP

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)

·  Sonata Giocosa (I. Allegro moderato – II. Andante moderato – III. Allegro)

Performed on 1969 Miguel Rodriguez “Churchdoor” CD/CSAR

Sérgio Assad (b. 1952)

·  Seis Brevidades

·  Valseana

Performed on 1867 Torres SP/MP

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8 Responses to “Marc Teicholz Program”

  1. LAWRENCE says:

    Interesting to note there were three maple bodied guitars included .Maple guitars are still relastively thin on the ground compared to their rosewood cousins.

  2. LAWRENCE says:

    Sorry ,spelling error ,RELATIVELY. But the point I was making is that the old masters were happy to use maple .

  3. Kai says:

    Actually four of them were maple – the Torres, the Santos, the Fleta and the Blochinger. And three of the guitars were sort of related, as the Fleta was a copy of the Torres and the Blochinger was inspired by the Fleta. I have noticed that maple seems to be making a comeback, and there are some really nice maple guitars being made these days.

  4. JAMIE says:

    Beautiful guitars, David. The Torres is certainly one to hunt for, and my thinking cap is also in a Rodriguez, Torres and Blochinger and I will then say I have them all. Congratulations on such selection of awesome amazing instruments.

  5. LAWRENCE says:

    I have seen and played the 1936 maple fleta is London approx 20 years ago ,was a lovely old guitar.

  6. LAWRENCE says:

    I am very much looking forward to seeing the upcoming video and wish to thank David Collett and the others at Guitar Salon Int .for their sterling work and dedication which helps make this world a better place,sincerely.

  7. Ivan C. says:

    First time I attend a concert like this. Celebrating the guitar in a broader sense. It was wonderful. Thanks a lot GSI! PLEASE host more concerts like these!

  8. Joao Ernani F Filho says:

    What a musician. The repertoire of the concert was even more complex than of the record. The Partita needs almost ten minutes of total concentration: one note wrong…and everything goes down. Congrats Mr. Teicholz and thanks a lot to GSI.


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