annual international Guitar Convention
promoted by the local guitarists’ society «I.
Ferrari» and by the Provincial Tourist Office
took place in Modena on 1st and 2nd October
programme of the event included on the first
day the reception of the people attending the
congress, the teachers’ report on their
teaching methods, the soloists’ contest and in
the evening a concert given by lutenist
Maestro Heinz Bischoff, another one held by
the young Italian virtuoso Enrico Tagliavini
and lastly that one of the duo Marga Bäuml
(guitarist) and W. Klasing (violinist).
second day virtuoso Siegfried Behrend gave a
concert, as well as virtuosa Marga Bäuml (for
guitar and orchestra – Op. 30 by Giuliani).
the contest for aspirant teachers following
musicians received the teaching qualification:
Mr. Charalambos Ekmetzoglou from Athens, Mr.
Antonio Graffeo from Tunis, Mrs. Carmen Lenzi
Mozzani from Rovereto, Mr. Cesare Lutzemberger
from Trent, Mr. Ugo De Mori from Leghorn, Mr.
Pietro Battelli from Cesena, Mr. Dante Cazzago
soloists’ contest included the performance of
an obligatory piece (Capriccio n. 7 op. 20 by
Legnani) and a piece of each competitor’s
choice; Mr. Aldo Minella from Milan, Mr. Sirio
Gaspari from Trent, Mr. Sante Monzani from
Modena came out the best ones («Gazzetta
The tecnical commission
was composed by Prof. Doct. H. Bischoff (president),
Prof. Martino Barbieri, Maestro Giorgio
Balboni, Maestro Angelo Marenzi.
the evening of 1st October the audience
applauded very warmly Maestro H. Bischoff, who
is really a great lute virtuoso and an
inspired composer, our Mr. Tagliavini, who in
spite of his young age showed his uncommon
(especially technical) skill in some pieces of
Giuliani, Sor, Bach, Tarrega, Barrios,
Santelli, Legnani, and virtuosa Marga Bäuml,
who gave a brilliant performance of some
pieces of Giuliani, Legnani, Paganini together
with violinist W. Klasing.
the evening of 2nd October virtuoso Siegfried
Behrend, with some pieces of Ravel,
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Turina, Torroba,
Granados, De Falla, Ambrosius, Ferrari, and
guitarist M. Bäuml with op. 30 of Giuliani for
guitar and orchestra achieved great success.
Convention confirmed the
concert performers’ bravura and highlighted
the skill of some young Italian amateurs we
are pleased to congratulate together with the
Chitarristico di Modena, in «L’Arte
Chitarristica», IX, n. 53, 1955, pp. 5-6.