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Opus 60 No 21 in A by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 60 No 21 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 60 No 14 in D by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 60 No 14 in D 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 60 No 23 in A by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 60 No 23 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 60 No 4 in D by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 60 No 4 in D 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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Elegant Desire by Fernando Sor

Elegant Desire 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 a Theme …

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La Marioposa (Butterfly) by Francisco Tarrega

La Marioposa (The Butterfly) 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 …

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Caprice No.24 by Nicolo Paganini

Caprice No.24 by Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840) Intermediate Niccolò Paganini was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.

Preludio in E Minor by Augustín Barrios Mangore

Preludio in E Minor by Augustín 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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