France

The Thorny One by Francois Couperin

The Thorny One by Francois Couperin (1668-1733) François Couperin was a French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was known as Couperin le Grand (“Couperin the Great”) to distinguish him from other members of the musically talented Couperin family.

Gavotte en Rondeau by Jean Francois Dandrieu

Gavotte en Rondeau by Jean Francois Dandrieu He was born in Paris into a family of artists and musicians. A gifted and precocious child, he gave his first public performances when he was 5 years old, playing the harpsichord for Louis XIV, King of France, and his court. These concerts marked the beginning of Dandrieu’s …

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Tarantelle by Napoleon Coste

Tarantelle 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 first composer to transcribe guitar …

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Study 4 in C Major by Napoleon Coste

Study 4 in C 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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Volte by Jean Babtiste Besard

Volte by Jean Babtiste Besard (1567-1617) Although Jean Babtiste Besard was born to a family of some means and noble lineage, he led an extremely active life as a lutenist, composer, teacher, lawyer and medical doctor. His noteworthy treatise on playing the lute, entitled De modo, was included in both of these collections. John Dowland’s …

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Rondo by Napoleon Coste

Rondo 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 first composer to transcribe guitar …

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Gigue in A Minor by Johann Anton Logy

Gigue in A Minor by Johann Anton Logy (1645 – 1721) Johann Anton Logy composed mostly dance suites. Losy mastered French lute style and his extant works demonstrate his intelligence, bright spirited love for the lute. His extensive and highly creative works are scattered through various archives

Prelude 2 in A minor by Johann Anton Logy

Prelude 2 in A Minor by Johann Anton Logy (1645 – 1721) Johann Anton Logy composed mostly dance suites. Losy mastered French lute style and his extant works demonstrate his intelligence, bright spirited love for the lute. His extensive and highly creative works are scattered through various archives

Capriccio by Johann Anton Logy

Capriccio by Johann Anton Logy (1645 – 1721) Johann Anton Logy composed mostly dance suites. Losy mastered French lute style and his extant works demonstrate his intelligence, bright spirited love for the lute. His extensive and highly creative works are scattered through various archives

Prelude in A minor by Johann Anton Logy

Prelude in A Minor by Johann Anton Logy (1645 – 1721) Johann Anton Logy composed mostly dance suites. Losy mastered French lute style and his extant works demonstrate his intelligence, bright spirited love for the lute. His extensive and highly creative works are scattered through various archives