El Amable by Jose Ferrer

El Amable by Jose Ferrer (1835-1916)

jose ferrer José Ferrer was a Spanish guitarist and composer, born in Spain. Ferrer studied guitar with his father, a guitarist and collector of sheet music, before continuing his studies with José Brocá. In 1882, he left Spain for Paris in order to teach at the Institut Rudy and at the Académie Internationale de Musique.

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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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Opus 14 Gran Solo by Fernando Sor

Opus 14 Gran Solo by Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

Fernando Sor Fernando Sor was a Spanish concert performer and wrote over 60 guitar works (sonatas, studies, variations etc) and an important method (1830). His guitar music is notable for its part-writing. He was also admired for his songs and eight ballets (1821-8); other works include an opera (1797) and chamber and keyboard pieces.

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Roma by Vicente Amigo

Roma by Vicente Amigo (1967-)

Vicente Amigo Vicente Amigo Girol is a Spanish flamenco composer and virtuoso guitarist, born in Guadalcanal, near Seville. He has played as backing guitarist on recordings by flamenco singers El Pele, Camarón de la Isla, Vicente Soto, Luis de Córdoba and the rociero band Salmarina, and he has acted as a producer for Remedios Amaya and José Mercé.

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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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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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El Noy De La Mare by Miguel Llobet

(The Son Of The Virgin) by Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)

miguel llobet Miguel Llobet Solés was a classical guitarist, born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). Llobet was a renowned virtuoso who toured Europe and America extensively. He made well known arrangements of Catalan folk songs for the solo guitar and is also the composer of original works.

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Etude No 26 Metodo Primera by Dionisio Aguado

Etude 26 Metodo De Guitarra (Primera Parte) by Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)

Dionisio Aguado Dionisio Aguado was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. Born in Madrid, he studied with Miguel Garcia. In 1825, Aguado visited Paris, where he met and became friends with lived with Fernando Sor. Aguado’s major work Escuela de Guitarra was a guitar tutorial published in 1825. Dionisio Aguado has attained lasting fame through his method for guitar, which is still in print today.

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