Sevilla: Society of Spanish Studies, 1967. 2nd Edition. Octavo, publisher’s green cloth, upper board gilt, blue-green endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Revised edition of professional guitarist and instructor D.E. Pohren’s in-depth study of the real flamenco. The G.I. bill brought Pohren to Mexico City and Madrid, where he studied music; he later opened a flamenco café in San Francisco, the first of its kind in the US. He also served as director of the flamenco center at the Society for Spanish Studies in Sevilla. (A leaflet for one of Pohren's programs at the Society is laid in.) Considers all aspects of flamenco, including its history, themes, lyrics and song structures, techniques, instrumentation, performance and venues. Illustrated throughout with striking black-and-white photos; with a glossary and index. Originally published in 1962. Some toning to spine, edges and endpapers, with corners gently bumped. Minor chipping and soiling to unclipped dust jacket, with two small holes to spine panel. Very good. Item #903