Classical

Study No. 38 in E Major by Dionisio Aguado

Etude 10 Metodo De Guitarra (Primera Parte) by Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)   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 …

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Opus 52 No 27 by Napoleon Coste

Opus 38 No 18 by Napoleon Coste (1805 – 1883) Napoleon is french and is a major figure in guitar composition of the mid-nineteenth century. Napoleon was taught by his mother at a very early age. Napoleon later became Fernando sor’s student and quickly established himself as the leading French virtuoso guitarist. Napoleon is the …

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Opus 250 No 1 Allegretto by Luigi Legnani

Opus 250 No 1 Allegretto by Luigi Legnani (1790-1877) Luigi Rinaldo Legnani was an Italian guitarist, singer, composer and luthier. He is perhaps best known for his 36 Caprices for the guitar, which cover all the major and minor keys, and which were probably inspired by Paganini’s 24 Caprices for the violin.

Opus 38 Six Variations for Guitar and Orchestra by Mauro Giuliani

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

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Opus 36 Capriccio In C by Ferdinando Carulli

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

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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) “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 …

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Opus 14 Gran Solo by Fernando Sor

Opus 14 Gran Solo by Fernando Sor (1778-1839) Fernando Sor was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. He is best known for his guitar compositions, but he also composed music for opera and ballet, earning acclaim for his ballet titled Cendrillon. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for advanced players, such as Variations on …

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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.

Opus 60 No 20 in A by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 60 No 20 in A by Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853) 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, …

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Opus 114 No 11 by Ferdinando Carulli

Opus 114 No 11 by Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841) 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 …

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