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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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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Fantasy by Simone Molinaro

Fantasy by Simone Molinaro (1565-1634)

Simone Molinaro Simone Molinaro was a composer of the late Renaissance in Italy. He was especially renowned for his lute music. In addition to his lute works, Molinaro composed a large amount of sacred choral music, most of which does not survive completely because of missing partbooks. However, some five-voice motets have been preserved in the collections of Hasler and Schadaeus.

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Galliard 2 by Michelangolo Galile

Galliard 2 by Michelangolo Galile (1575-1631)

Michelangolo Galile Michelagnolo Galilei was an Italian composer and lutenist of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras, active mainly in Bavaria and Poland. He was the son of music theorist and lutenist Vincenzo Galilei, and the younger brother of the renowned astronomer Galileo Galilei.

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Saltarello Simone Molinaro

Saltarello by Simone Molinaro (1565-1634)

Simone Molinaro Simone Molinaro was a composer of the late Renaissance in Italy. He was especially renowned for his lute music. In addition to his lute works, Molinaro composed a large amount of sacred choral music, most of which does not survive completely because of missing partbooks. However, some five-voice motets have been preserved in the collections of Hasler and Schadaeus.

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Opus 11 No 9 by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 11 No 9 by Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853)

Matteo Carcassi Matteo Carcassi was a famous Italian guitarist and composer. Carcassi began with the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist. Carcassi wrote a method for guitar (op. 59) that remains valuable, relevant and interesting, blending technical skills and brilliant romantic music.

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Opus 11 No 8 by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 11 No 8 by Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853)

Matteo Carcassi Matteo Carcassi was a famous Italian guitarist and composer. Carcassi began with the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist. Carcassi wrote a method for guitar (op. 59) that remains valuable, relevant and interesting, blending technical skills and brilliant romantic music.

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Opus 11 No 7 by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 11 No 7 by Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853)

Matteo Carcassi Matteo Carcassi was a famous Italian guitarist and composer. Carcassi began with the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist. Carcassi wrote a method for guitar (op. 59) that remains valuable, relevant and interesting, blending technical skills and brilliant romantic music.

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