Opus 38 Six Variations for Guitar and Orchestra by Mauro Giuliani

Opus 38 Variation (Study) by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)

Mauro Giuliani Mauro Giuliani was an italian guitarist and composer, and is considered by many to be one of the leading guitarist virtuosos of the early nineteenth century. He was a prolific composer, writing over 150 pieces for the guitar, as well as many chamber compositions for the violin, voice, flute, piano, and chamber orchestra.

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Opus 36 Capriccio In C by Ferdinando Carulli

Opus 36 Capriccio In C by Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841)

Ferdinando Carulli Ferdinando Carulli was born in Naples, Italy on February 10, 1770. Carulli’s first musical instruction was on the cello, but he soon turned his attention to the guitar. Carulli was entirely self taught, as there were no guitar teachers in Naples at the time. Despite having no formal instruction on the guitar, Carulli rapidly became known as one of the leading virtuosos of his day.

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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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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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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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Tooi Kioku by Masaaki Kishibe

Tooi Kioku by Masaaki Kishibe (1964-)

Masaaki Kishibe Masaaki Kishibe, is an acoustic guitarist from Japan. Masaaki Kishibe was born in Osaka and began studying piano at a young age, eventually picking up the guitar by the time he was 14. Kishibe learned both instruments at a fast pace and eventually decided he wanted to take learning music more seriously and began composing his own music using the fingerstyle technique.

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I believe I can fly by Ulli boegershausen

I believe I can fly by Ulli Bögershausen (1954-)

Ulli Boegershausen Ulli Bögershausen is a German solo guitarist and guitar teacher. He is internationally known due to touring Japan, USA and Taiwan in 1995 and further authored several educational books for guitar playing. Börgershausen started classical guitar music education at the age of 9. He is currently mentoring Sungha Jung, a teenage fingerstyle guitar prodigy.

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Los Caujaritos by Ignacio Figueredo

Los Caujaritos (Study) by Alirio Diaz (1923-)

Alirio Diaz Alirio Diaz is one of the greatest guitarists in the history of the instrument. Díaz was born in Caserio La Candelaria, a small village near Carora in western Venezuela. In 1951 he went to Siena (Italy), seeking to study with Andrés Segovia. There he impressed Segovia greatly wiath his flawless technique and extensive repertoire.

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Prive Resuello by Alirio Diaz

Prive Resuello (Study) by Alirio Diaz (1923-)

Alirio Diaz Alirio Diaz is one of the greatest guitarists in the history of the instrument. Díaz was born in Caserio La Candelaria, a small village near Carora in western Venezuela. In 1951 he went to Siena (Italy), seeking to study with Andrés Segovia. There he impressed Segovia greatly with his flawless technique and extensive repertoire.

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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 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.

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