Menuetto in G Major, op. 20, no. 10, by Wenzeslaus Matiegka (1773–1830), performed by David Starobin on a guitar made by René François Lacôte (1785–1855) with a label signed by the virtuoso guitarist Fernando Sor (1778–1839) and later owned and played by Julian Bream.
Filmed in the Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, August 2013.
Pierre-René Lacôte (French, 1785–1855). Guitar, ca. 1835. Spruce, rosewood, ebony, Height: 36 5/8 in. (93 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1992 (1992.1.1)
Production support was provided by The Augustine Foundation.
Producer and Director: Kate Farrell
Editor: Marina Zarya
Camera: Alex Rappaport, Sarah Cowan
Lighting: Ned Hallick
Sound Recording and Post-production Audio: Marlan Barry
Production Coordinator: Stephanie Wuertz
Production Assistant: Marina Zarya
Organized by the Department of Musical Instruments
J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator
Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Associate Curator
Susana Caldeira, Assistant Conservator
Pamela Summey, Programs Coordinator
Marian Eines, Associate for Administration