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About Giuliani (1781-1829)

Mauro Giuliani, guitar virtuoso, heir to the lutenists of old, friend of Beethoven and Rossini, composed concerti, chamber music, and songs, as well as guitar solos and duets. A Dutchman who heard him in 1808 when he had first arrived in Vienna from Italy, had a perceptive insight into the nature of Giuliani's work. He wrote: "Then I heard a guitarist who played so perfectly that he often reminded me of the fine old time of true lute playing"....

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