Although in recent years Robert Strizich has devoted himself exclusively to composition, in past decades he also was active as a performer of early music and scholar of early plucked instruments.  During this period, he performed and recorded widely on lute and baroque guitar, penned articles on performance practice, and also published the first complete edition of the guitar works of Robert de Visée. 

Recently, he re-visited the field of early music to publish two additional editions of baroque guitar music:  the complete works of Gaspar Sanz and a new, updated complete edition of Visée.

For those who may have an interest in Strizich’s previous work in the field of early music, following is a partial list of some pertinent recordings, editions, articles and reviews:


Guitar Music From The Court Of Louis XIV.  Works of Robert de Visée and Francesco Corbetta performed by Robert Strizich, baroque guitar (Doberman-Yppan, DO337)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:  Four Sonatas For Flute & Keyboard.  Leta Miller, baroque flute, Linda Burman-Hall, fortepiano, and Robert Strizich, baroque guitar (Musical Heritage Society, MHS513258L)

Les Plaisirs d’Amour:  Sixteenth-Century Chansons From The French Provinces.  Robert Strizich, lute, Leta Miller, renaissance flute, and Mary Rawcliffe, soprano, with the Rafi Renaissance Flute Consort and the University of California, Santa Cruz Chamber Singers conducted by Nicole Paiement (Intrada, 11 58522)


The Complete Guitar Works of Robert de Visée, Transcribed and Edited for Classical Guitar by Robert Strizich (Éditions Doberman-Yppan, Québec, 2008)

The Complete Guitar Works Of Gaspar Sanz, edited by Robert Strizich (Éditions Doberman-Yppan, Québec, 2000)

R. De Visée:  Oeuvres Complètes Pour Guitare, edited by Robert Strizich (Heugel et Cie., Paris, 1969)


Review of "The Guitar and Its Music:  From the Renaissance to the Classical Era," by James Tyler and Paul Sparks, Early Music America, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Fall, 2004)

"L'accompagnamento di basso continuo sulla chitarra barocca," Il Fronimo (January and April, 1981)

"The Baroque Guitar:  Then and Now," Soundboard (Los Angeles, CA, 1981)

"A Spanish Guitar Tutor:  Ruiz de Ribayaz"s 'Luz y norte musical,'" Journal Of The Lute Society Of America, Vol. VII, 1974

"Ornamentation in Spanish Baroque Guitar Music," Journal Of The Lute Society Of America, Vol. V, 1972


Twenty-three biographical articles about 17th-century guitarists for The New Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians (London: Macmillan, 1980

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