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Pastorale by Joseph Kuffner

Pastorale by Joseph Kuffner (1776-1856) Level Beginner Joseph Küffner was a German musician and composer, a contemporary of Beethoven. He was a violinist with the Würzburg court orchestra, and was later, when Würzburg became part of Bavaria (1802), assigned to take charge of military music. At this point he became bandmaster with a Bavarian Army …

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Dance of the Spirits by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Dance of the Spirits by Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (1714-1787) Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck was an opera composer of the early classical period. After many years at the Habsburg court at Vienna, Gluck brought about the practical reform of opera’s dramaturgical practices that many intellectuals had been campaigning for over the years. With …

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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.

Opus 5 No 3 Menuet by Fernando Sor

Opus 5 No 3 Menuet 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 …

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Study in A Minor by Napoleon Coste

Study in A Minor by Napoleon Coste 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 …

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Estudio in G by Dionisio Aguado

Estudio in G by Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849) Grade 2– Early Intermediate Dionisio Aguado was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. Born in Madrid, he studied with Miguel Garcia. In 1825, Aguado visited Paris, where he met and became friends with lived with Fernando Sor. Aguado’s major work Escuela de Guitarra was a guitar tutorial published …

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