The guitarist Charles de Marescot is a figure often cited when referring to the guitar mania that arose in France during the first decades of the nineteenth century. Yet very little is known about his life and musical production, which was dedicated almost entirely to the guitar. Drawing on several newly discovered documents, this article aims to understand the role of this polemical figure in the vogue for the guitar by reconstructing his whereabouts. Particular attention is given to his relationship with Hector Berlioz, with whom he conducted some minor business.
Martín-Gil, Damián. 2018. “The Guitarist behind La Guitaromanie : Charles de Marescot.” Soundboard Scholar 4, (1). https://digitalcommons.du.edu/sbs/vol4/iss1/15