Las dos Hermanitas by Francisco Tarrega

Waltz in D Major Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

Francisco Tarrega Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related to his childhood trauma.

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Waltz in D Major by Francisco Tarrega

Waltz in D Major Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

Francisco Tarrega Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related to his childhood trauma.

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Under the Greenwood Tree by Carl Henze

Under the Greenwood Tree by Carl henze (1872-1946)

Carl Henze Carl was a german guitarist, mandolist, composer and conducter. Karl was taught by a german guitarist Wilhelm Conrad. Karl also was taught by a mandolist Michele Fasano and Swiss hapist August Zurfluh. Karl later became a teacher of guitar and conductor for the berlin mandolin orchestra.

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Chanson Des Marseillois by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

Chanson Des Marseillois by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle arranged by Felix Horetzky (1796-1870)

Mauro Giuliani “La Marseillaise” is the national anthem of France. The song was written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. The Marseillaise was a revolutionary song, an anthem to freedom, a patriotic call to mobilize all the citizens and an exhortation to fight against tyranny and foreign invasion. The French National Convention adopted it as the Republic’s anthem in 1795. It acquired its nickname after being sung in Paris by volunteers from Marseille marching on the capital.

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Caazapa (Aire Popular Paraguayo) by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Caazapa (Aire Popular Paraguayo)by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944)

Agustin Barrios Mangore Barrios’s compositions can be divided into three basic categories: folkloric, imitative and religious. Barrios paid tribute to the music and people of his native land by composing pieces modeled after folk songs from South America and Central America. Imitating the compositional style and techniques of the Baroque and Romantic periods was another side to his craftsmanship.

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Estudio 1 by Giulio Regondi

Estudio 1 by Giulio Regondi (1822-1872)

Giulio Regondi Giulio Regondi was an Italian classical guitarist, concertinist and composer. Regondi was a child prodigy. Fernando Sor dedicated his Souvenir d’amitié, op. 46 to Regondi in 1831, when the boy was just nine. His works for solo guitar comprise a set of etudes and five larger works.

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Una Furtiva Lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti

Una Furtiva Lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Gaetano Donizetti “Una furtiva lagrima” (A furtive tear) is the romanza from act 2, scene 8 of the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti. It is sung by Nemorino (tenor) when he finds that the love potion he bought to win the heart of his dream lady, Adina, works.

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O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini

O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi, “Che gelida manina” from La bohème, and “Nessun dorma” from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.

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Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini

Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi, “Che gelida manina” from La bohème, and “Nessun dorma” from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.

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Danza Paraguaya No 1 by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Danza Paraguaya No 1by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944)

Agustin Barrios Mangore Barrios’s compositions can be divided into three basic categories: folkloric, imitative and religious. Barrios paid tribute to the music and people of his native land by composing pieces modeled after folk songs from South America and Central America. Imitating the compositional style and techniques of the Baroque and Romantic periods was another side to his craftsmanship.

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