This work is
dedicated to two men who have done a great
service for guitar
guitar maker in
Markneukirchen Vogtland, whose guitars today
are among the best in the world, in addition
to the Italian masterful violins and
Steinwayfluegeln famous in all major concert
halls in the world.
Prof. Romolo Ferrari, founder
and president of the Società Chitarristica
In order to
celebrate the achievements of these two men,
I have organized the
XXI Guitar Convention from
5 to 14 March 1962 in Tokyo in honour of
Richard Jacob Weissberger and Prof Romolo
The program of this
Congress was held in the name of the
remembrance and gratitude to these famous
The Congress was
preceded by a Concert of Monteverdi’s
Madrigals for soprano, guitar, chorus and
strings. Renata Tarrago (Vihuela), Prof. Heinz
Bischoff (Lute), Charalambos Ekmetzoglou
(Guitar) and the Japanese guitarists Obara,
Suzuki, Takamane, Yoshida, Yokoo and Bamba in
the nine days, have
shown the many possibilities of the oldest
musical instruments, guitar and lute.
consisted of 40 Japanese guitarists who
performed in solos and ended with the
execution of Memento for guitar and
string quartet composed by Herbert Baumann.
willingness to support and sustain the success
of the Congress, I would like to thank Mr.
Azuma, the mayor of Tokyo, the Japanese,
Spanish and German
governments. The Asahi newspaper, Mr.
Mucayama, the music publisher Zimmermann,
Mr.Isao Takahashi, Murao, Sugita Iwao
Takamine, Dr.Kameo Yamawaki, Professor
Matsumoto, Yasumazo Obara, Oshima, Enna and
all the people who have contributed.
introduce this publication, in the hope that
you, dear friends of guitar, you can
Für jeden Gitarristen,
Francoforte, Zimmermann, 1965, p. 1.