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Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was born on April 3 , 1895. That was 124 years ago. Three of his pieces are among the 100 most recorded pieces for guitar:

 

Tarantella, Op. 87a (1936) (TOP 67)

Capriccio Diabolico (Omaggio a Paganini), Op. 85 (1935) (TOP 93)

Sonata in D major for Guitar Solo, Op. 77 (1934) (Omaggio a Boccherini) (TOP 96)

 

In recent years, several young guitarists have been recording more of his music, especially his Sonata. Castelnuovo-Tedesco shows an astonishing melodic gift in his pieces for guitar, and for all these gems: Mile grazie caro Mario!

 

PS: If you would like to read more about Castelnuovo-Tedesco, here is a 1995 article by Graham Wade: The relevance of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

http://www.laguitarra-blog.com/2012/03/20/the-relevance-of-mario-castelnuovo-tedesco-1895-1968/

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