Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tarrega, Francisco

Francisco Tarrega(1852-1909), Spanish guitarist and composer, studied at the Madrid Conservatory, he laid the foundation of what became the modern technigue for the classical guitar. From 1877 he concertized and taught guitar, settled in Barcelona and composed works for guitar, transcribed music of Gottschalk, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Beethoven as well as Albaniz and Granados. He is known as "Sarasate of Guitar".

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