Classical guitar

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The classical guitar (also known as the nylon-string guitar or Spanish guitar) is a member of the guitar family used in classical music.wikipedia
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The classical guitar (also known as the nylon-string guitar or Spanish guitar) is a member of the guitar family used in classical music.
There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar (Spanish guitar/nylon-string guitar), the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar, which is sometimes called a "jazz guitar".

Flamenco guitar

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The flamenco guitar derives from the modern classical, but has differences in material, construction and sound.
A flamenco guitar is a guitar similar to a classical guitar but with thinner tops and less internal bracing.

Mauro Giuliani

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There is a historical parallel between musical styles (baroque, classical, romantic, flamenco, jazz) and the style of "sound aesthetic" of the musical instruments used, for example: Robert de Visée played a baroque guitar with a very different sound aesthetic from the guitars used by Mauro Giuliani and Luigi Legnani – they used 19th century guitars.
Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer.

Andrés Segovia

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Some attribute this to the popularity of Segovia, considering him "the catalyst for change toward the Spanish design and the so-called 'modern' school in the 1920s and beyond."
Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña (21 February 1893 – 2 June 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain.

Classical guitar strings

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Classical guitar strings once made of gut are now made of such polymers as nylon, with fine wire wound about the acoustically lower (bass side) strings.
Classical guitar strings are strings manufactured for use on classical guitars.

Francisco Tárrega

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It was the 19th-century classical guitarist Francisco Tárrega who first popularized the Torres design as a classical solo instrument.
Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist of the Romantic period.

Luthier

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Today's modern classical guitar was established by the late designs of the 19th-century Spanish luthier, Antonio Torres Jurado.
Antonio Torres Jurado is credited with developing the form of classical guitar still in use today.

Federico Moreno Torroba

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These guitars in turn sound different from the Torres models used by Segovia that are suited for interpretations of romantic-modern works such as Moreno Torroba.
He is especially remembered for his important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, becoming one of the leading twentieth-century composers for the instrument.

Antoine de Lhoyer

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Antoine de Lhoyer [L'Hoyer] (6 September 1768 – 15 March 1852) was a French virtuoso classical guitarist and an eminent early romantic composer of mainly chamber music featuring the classical guitar.

Ferdinando Carulli

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Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli (9 February 1770 – 17 February 1841) was an Italian composer for classical guitar and the author of the influential Méthode complète pour guitare ou lyre, op.

Matteo Carcassi

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Matteo Carcassi (1792 – 16 January 1853) was a famous Italian guitarist and composer.

Fernando Sor

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Of music written originally for guitar, the earliest important composers are from the classical period and include Fernando Sor (b.
Fernando Sor (baptized 14 February 1778 – 10 July 1839) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer.

Johann Kaspar Mertz

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In the 19th century guitar composers such as Johann Kaspar Mertz (b.
Johann Kaspar Mertz (in János Gáspár Mertz) (17 August 1806 – 14 October 1856) was an Austro-Hungarian guitarist and composer.

Napoléon Coste

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Claude Antoine Jean Georges Napoléon Coste (27 June 1805 – 14 January 1883) was a French classical guitarist and composer.

String (music)

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An acoustic wooden string instrument with strings made of gut or nylon, it is a precursor of the acoustic and electric guitars which use metal strings.
In particular, classical guitarists who feel that a nylon G-string sounds too dull for their taste can choose a set of strings which includes a carbon G-string.

Luiz Bonfá

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Luiz Bonfá popularized Brazilian musical styles such as the newly created Bossa Nova, which was well received by audiences in the USA.
He studied in Rio with Uruguayan classical guitarist Isaías Sávio from the age of 11.

Dionisio Aguado y García

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Dionisio Aguado y García (8 April 1784 – 29 December 1849) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer of the late Classical and early Romantic periods.

Gaspar Sanz

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He wrote three volumes of pedagogical works for the baroque guitar that form an important part of today's classical guitar repertory and have informed modern scholars in the techniques of baroque guitar playing.

Sequenza XI

The classical guitar repertoire also includes modern contemporary works – sometimes termed "New Music" – such as Elliott Carter's Changes, Cristóbal Halffter's Codex I, Luciano Berio's Sequenza XI, Maurizio Pisati's Sette Studi, Maurice Ohana's Si Le Jour Paraît, Sylvano Bussotti's Rara (eco sierologico), Ernst Krenek's ''Suite für Guitarre allein, Op.
Sequenza XI for solo guitar (1987–1988) is one of a series of Sequenzas by Luciano Berio.

Francesco Molino

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Francesco Molino (also known as François Molino) (4 June 1768 – 1847) was an Italian guitarist, violinist, and composer.

Giulio Regondi

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Giulio Regondi (1823 – 6 May 1872) was a Swiss-born classical guitarist, concertinist and composer active in France and (mainly) the United Kingdom.

John Schneider (guitarist)

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Performers who are known for including modern repertoire include Jürgen Ruck, Elena Càsoli, Leo Brouwer (when he was still performing), John Schneider, Reinbert Evers, Maria Kämmerling, Siegfried Behrend, David Starobin, Mats Scheidegger, Magnus Andersson, etc.
John Schneider (born 1950) is an American classical guitarist.

Heitor Villa-Lobos

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Segovia's tour of South America revitalized public interest in the guitar and helped the guitar music of Manuel Ponce and Heitor Villa-Lobos reach a wider audience.
He learned to play cello, guitar and clarinet.

Acoustic guitar

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An acoustic wooden string instrument with strings made of gut or nylon, it is a precursor of the acoustic and electric guitars which use metal strings.
Some of the most important varieties are the classical guitar (Spanish Guitar/Nylon-stringed), steel-string acoustic guitar and lap steel guitar.

Leo Brouwer

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Performers who are known for including modern repertoire include Jürgen Ruck, Elena Càsoli, Leo Brouwer (when he was still performing), John Schneider, Reinbert Evers, Maria Kämmerling, Siegfried Behrend, David Starobin, Mats Scheidegger, Magnus Andersson, etc.
Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida (born March 1, 1939) is a Cuban composer, conductor, and classical guitarist.