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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Barrio la Via by Paco de Lucia

Barrio la Via by Paco de Lucía (1947-)

Paco De Lucia Paco de Lucía is a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer. He is considered by many to be one of the finest guitarists in the world and the greatest guitarist of the flamenco genre. He is a leading proponent of the Modern Flamenco style, and is one of the very few flamenco guitarists who has also successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz.

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A la Perla de Cadiz by Paco de Lucia

A la Perla de Cadiz by Paco de Lucía (1947-)

Paco De Lucia Paco de Lucía is a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer. He is considered by many to be one of the finest guitarists in the world and the greatest guitarist of the flamenco genre. He is a leading proponent of the Modern Flamenco style, and is one of the very few flamenco guitarists who has also successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz.

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Canzone D Amore by Maria Linnemann

Chanson Du Montmartre by Maria Linnemann

Maria Linnemann Maria Linnemann was born in 1947 in Amsterdam, Holland, but grew up in England. She developed an early love for English, Scottish and Irish folklore. She studied conducting, piano and violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Maria´s travels have taken her around the globe, inspiring over 500 compositions for the guitar.

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Tears by Django Reinhardt

Tears by Django Reinhardt (1910-1953)

Django Reinhardt Jean “Django” Reinhardt was a Belgian-born French guitarist and composer of Romani heritage. Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and was the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the genre.

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Sonata in D Minor K213 by Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in D Minor K213 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Domenico Scarlatti Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style.

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Opus 52 No 7 Marmot by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Opus 52 No 7 Marmot by Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Ludwig Van Beethoven Marmotte is the seventh of the eight songs in Beethoven’s Op. 52, a collection published in the summer of 1805. Marmotte is one of two songs in the collection based on texts by the preeminent German romantic poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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Estudio Sin Luz Study Without Light by Andres Segovia

Estudio Sin Luz Study Without Light by Andrés Segovia (1893-1987)

Andres Segovia Andres Segovia wrote this piece while recuperating from eye surgery. He dedicated the piece to his surgeon Jose Rubio. The title translates as “Study without Light”. This is a beautifully sad piece and one can imagine the great Segovia playing with his eyes bandaged as the feeling pours from his guitar. Andrés Segovia was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain.

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