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FREE Ä The Classical Guitar â Book This is the fourth edition of Maurice J Summerfield s highly acclaimed ultimate reference book on the classical guitar This brand new book has all the original biographical entries updated with new photographs where applicable There are also overnew biographical entries in the players, composers, and makers section This new edition gives the reader a full and clear picture of the classical guitar s development since the beginning of the nineteenth century Also included are informative sections on composers, scholars, flamenco guitarists and guitar makers The book s collection of several hundred photographs is the most complete to be published in one volume There are extensive listings of the most important classical guitar recordings The final section, Sources of Supply, guides readers to where they can obtain the books, recordings, music and magazines listed in the book Without doubt, this new edition will be the essential work of reference on the subject of classical guitar for years to comex This book proved to be quite interesting, as it hadclassical guitarists assembled in one place than I had seen before Of course many of the stalwarts are here Andres Segovia, John Williams, Julian Bream, David Russell and others It was also interesting that many of thehistorical players were included, such as Giuliani, Sor and Tarrega Unfortunately, there is little depth to the biographical entries, with most of them receiving only a paragraph or two, while the big names rec This book proved to be quite interesting, as it hadclassical guitarists assembled in one place than I had seen before Of course many of the stalwarts are here Andres Segovia, John Williams, Julian Bream, David Russell and others It was also interesting that many of thehistorical players were included, such as Giuliani, Sor and Tarrega Unfortunately, there is little depth to the biographical entries, with most of them receiving only a paragraph or two, while the big names received a page Nonetheless it was fascinating to read about many players I was unfamiliar with Since I read an older edition 2nd edition , all of the photos were in black and white This was also the first edition that introduced Flamenco guitarists such as Paco de Lucia, Carlos Montoya and others Overall, this is a nice collection of biographies, though you d be better off with the most current edition, as I m sure that it would be ofinterest, due in large part to the influx ofcontemporary artists Andrew York only had a small photo as an up and coming player in this edition, with no biography