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El Raton by Francisco Tarrega

El Raton by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) 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 …

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Pepita by Francisco Tarrega

Pepita Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) 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 …

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Sargento Cabral by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Sargento Cabral by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944) 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 …

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Tango No 2 by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Tango No 2 by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944) 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 …

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Serenata Morisca by Agustin Barrios

Serenata Morisca by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944) 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 …

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Preludio in G Minor by Agustin Barrios Mangore

Preludio in G Minor by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944) 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 …

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Waltz No 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Waltz No 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Waltz No 2 is the seventh movement of The Suite for Variety Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich. The work consists of a collection of movements which derive from other works by the composer. Waltz No 2 was used in the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut, as the …

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Caazapa (Aire Popular Paraguayo) by Agustin Barrios Mangore

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

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Lacrimosa, Requiem in D minor, K. 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lacrimosa, Requiem in D minor, K. 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most timeless classical composers.

O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini

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

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