Italy

Sarabande by Giovanni Zamboni

Sarabande by Giovanni Zamboni (early 18th-century) Giovanni Zamboni was a baroque composer. Zamboni was an able musician—he mastered theorbo, lute, guitar, mandola, mandoline and harpsichord and he was also skilled in counterpoint. His works include a set of 11 sonatas (Sonate d’intavolatura di leuto op. 1) for the archlute published in 1718.

Il Bianco Fiore by Cesare Negri

Il Bianco Fiore by Cesare Negri Casare Negri was a renowned Italian dancing instructor of the secong half of the 16th century. His important treatise on the dance, Le gratie d’amore, contains 43 most popular dance tunes of the day in both lute and standard music notation.

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.

Ecstacy of Gold by Ennio Morricone

Ecstacy of Gold (Good Bad and The Ugly) by Ennio Morricone (1928-) Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer and conductor, who wrote music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, in a career lasting over 50 years. His scores have been included in over 20 award-winning films as well as several symphonic and …

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Tarantella by Mauro Giuliani

Tarantella 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, voice, flute, piano, …

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Theme from Largo by Antonio Vivaldi

Theme from Largo by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and priest. Born in Venice, the capital of the Venetian Republic, he is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, …

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Popolo Di Pekino by Giacomo Puccini

Popolo Di Pekino by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi, “Che gelida manina” from La bohème, and “Nessun dorma” …

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Melody in C Major by Matteo Carcassi

Melody in C Major 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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Etude in A Minor by Mauro Giuliani

Etude in A Minor by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) Grade 3– Intemediate 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 …

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Andantino in G Major by Ferdinando Carulli

Andantino in G Major by Ferdinando Carulli (1770–1841) Grade 2 Early Intermediate 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 …

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