Classical Guitar History

Andrés Segovia (1893 - 1987)

World famous virtuoso 20th century classical guitarist. Born in Linares, Jaén, resided in Andalucía and Madrid. Notable for:

Segovia in his Madrid studio

Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909)

Francesc d’Assís Tàrrega i Eixea (original Catalan name), born in Valencia.

Composer and guitarist known for many of his compositions, and considered as one of the greats.

Many of Isaac Albéniz’s piano pieces were transcribed by Tàrrega for the guitar. It is said that Isaac himself liked the guitar versions more than his own.

One of the most famous pieces from the classical guitar repertoire; Asturias, was originally composed for the piano by Albéniz.


Franciso Tárrega

Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839)

Ferran Sor i Muntades (original Catalan name), born in Barcelona.

Composer and guitarist with an extensive body of work left after him.

Fernando Sor