Italy

Fugue 4 Op 109 by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco

Fugue 4 Op 109 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was an Italian composer. He was known as one of the foremost guitar composers in the twentieth century with almost one hundred compositions for that instrument. In 1939 he migrated to the United States and became a film composer for some 200 Hollywood movies for …

Fugue 4 Op 109 by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco Read More »

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, …

Opus 38 Six Variations for Guitar and Orchestra by Mauro Giuliani Read More »

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 …

Opus 36 Capriccio In C by Ferdinando Carulli Read More »

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, …

Opus 60 No 20 in A by Matteo Carcassi Read More »

Fantasia Sesta by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Sesta by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620) The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other …

Fantasia Sesta by Giovanni Terzi Read More »

Fantasia Quinta by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Quinta by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620) The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other …

Fantasia Quinta by Giovanni Terzi Read More »

Fantasia Quartra by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Quartra by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620) The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other …

Fantasia Quartra by Giovanni Terzi Read More »

Fantasia Terza by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Terza by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620) The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other …

Fantasia Terza by Giovanni Terzi Read More »

Fantasia Seconda by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Seconda by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620) The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other …

Fantasia Seconda by Giovanni Terzi Read More »