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Les Parapluies De Cherbourg by Michel Legrand

Les Parapluies De Cherbourg by Michel Legrand (1932) Michel Jean Legrand was born in Bécon-les-Bruyères in the Paris suburbs. Michel is a Franco-Armenian musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. His father Raymond Legrand was a conductor and composer renowned for hits such as Irma la douce. Legrand is probably best-known for his often haunting film …

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Pavane by Pierre Attaingnant

Pavane by Pierre Attaingnant (1494-1552) Pierre Attaingnant was a French music printer, active in Paris. Attaingnant is considered to be first large-scale publisher of single-impression movable type for music-printing, thus making it possible to print faster and cheaper than predecessors such as Ottaviano Petrucci.

Corps by Pierre Attaingnant

Corps by Pierre Attaingnant (1494-1552) Pierre Attaingnant was a French music printer, active in Paris. Attaingnant is considered to be first large-scale publisher of single-impression movable type for music-printing, thus making it possible to print faster and cheaper than predecessors such as Ottaviano Petrucci.

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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Funkomatic I by Marc Lezwijn

Funkomatic I by Marc Lezwijn (1961-) Dutch guitarist and composer. Born in The Haque he was raised in a musical family as his father played the guitar and his mother was a professional singer. He played his own compositions from the age of fifteen. After his studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague he …

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El Mundo by Marc Lezwijn

El Mundo by Marc Lezwijn (1961-) Dutch guitarist and composer. Born in The Haque he was raised in a musical family as his father played the guitar and his mother was a professional singer. He played his own compositions from the age of fifteen. After his studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague he …

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La Bicyclette by Roland Dyens

La Bicyclette by Roland Dyens (1955-) Dyens is a French/Tunisian classical guitarist, composer, and arranger. He studied guitar with the Spanish classical guitarist Alberto Ponce and analysis with Désiré Dondeyne. As a performer, Dyens is known for his extraordinary capacity for improvisation. Essentially unique among classical guitarists. His guitar music draws on many elements of …

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Etude 1 by Marc Franceries

Etude 1 by Marc Franceries (1936-) Born in 1936 , when Marc Franceries was 22 years old, he moved to Paris to continue his musical studies . He won first prize in piano and flute, he then meets the guitar duo Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya becomes their student. In 1966 he was appointed professor …

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Tears by Django Reinhardt

Tears by Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) Jean “Django” Reinhardt was a Belgian-born French guitarist and composer of Romani heritage. Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and was the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the genre.

Opus 38 No 17 by Napoleon Coste

Opus 38 No 17 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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