XIXth International Guitar Convention took place
in Erlangen (Germany) on 28th and 29th
On the first day, Prof. Romolo Ferrari welcomed
the participants of the Congress and opened the
discussion about various problems regarding the
guitar. Interesting speeches were hold by Klaus
Buhé, Geisler, Pahté followed by instrumental
afternoon and in the evening, the Italian
guitarists Giorgio Balboni and Enrico Tagliavini
presented a public concert playing works of
Giuliani, Legnani and Santelli that was very
much appreciated by the large audience coming
from different European cities.
The evening was closed by the very well known
duo for violin and guitar Walter Klasinc and
Marga Bäuml who presented original music of
Paganini, C.S. Heidler and Giuliani.
The performances of the following morning were
very interesting because of the participation of
instrumental groups in which the guitar had a
qualified musicians, united in duo or trio,
played works of G.F. Händel, H. Purcell, F.
Carulli, N. Pananini, A. Vivaldi, W. Bloch and
S. Behrend. The artistic group was composed by:
Eva Maria Egner (soprano), Linda Hoffer Von
Winterfeld (flute), Heinz Friedrich Hartig
(cembalo), Walter Klasinc (violin) and the
guitarists: Marga Bäuml, Siegfried Behrend, Elga
Kosak, Dagmar Günther and Maria Topfer.
Heinz Bischoff, exceptional expert of antique
music, performed on lute pieces of John Dowland
and Ernst Gottlieb Baron.
A concert dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach was
hold on Sunday evening by M° Heinz Bischoff who
presented on lute: Suite in mi min. (Preludio -
Presto - Allemanda - Courante - Sarabanda -
Bourrée - Giga) and Preludio, fuga and allegro.
M° Siegfried Behrend played on guitar: preludio
in re min. for lute; Preludio, Sarabanda and
Corrente and closed the programme with the
The important guitar meeting ended with the
participation of the orchestra group of Franken
directed by Erich Kloss.
The programme included: «Concerto di Aranjuez»
by J. Rodrigo; «Concerto» for guitar and strings
by A. Vivaldi transcribed by Behrend; «Concerto»
for guitar and strings by F. Carulli;
«Concertino» for flute, guitar and chamber
orchestra by Hermann Ambrosius in first
execution and finally «Suite Concertante 1954»
for guitar and orchestra by H.F. Hartig; solists:
Siegfried Behrend (guitar) and Linde Höffer von
Internazionale di Chitarra in Germania, in
«L’Arte Chitarristica», XI, n. 65, 1957, p. 8