In the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the parlor was a room set aside for particular functions. Before the advent of the radio, it was the place where formal presentations were staged, including amateur and semi-professional concerts. This classical guitar solo collection for the intermediate to advanced player offers nine engaging and lyrical European and North American favorites of this bygone era. All of the solos are presented in standard notation only and played on authentic reproductions of period instruments on the book s online companion recording. Author Joseph Mayes plays works by well-known guitarist-composers Carulli, Coste and Giuliani as well as the lesser-known but deserving Kathleen Mavoureen Romanza by Frederick N. Crouch arranged by Charles de Janon, and Felix Arndt s Nola, one of the era s most popular ragtime piano themes, here transcribed and arranged by William Foden and the author. Includes access to online audio.