Post by Andrew Schulman
The article is about piano transcriptions but is easily extended to a view about the value of transcriptions on the guitar. One example, Liszt's piano transcription of Schubert's Ständchen which has had various arrangements over the years for the guitar.
Ah, the good old days--fighting between Klaus, MO, and almost everyone
else. I can't say I remember Richard Yates ever engaging them directly
(though I may just not remember).
Me? Anything that helps me understand the music (and frequently a guitar
transcription or arrangement will do just that) is a plus.
Yeah, Ständchen? Not too shabby: