Life[ edit ] Carcassi was born in Florence , Italy, and first studied the piano , but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist. He moved to Germany in , gaining almost immediate success. In , he was living in Paris, earning his living as a teacher of both the piano and the guitar. On a concert tour in Germany in , he met his friend Antoine Meissonnier for the first time.

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Early on he acquired a reputation as a superb concert performer on the latter instrument. At age 18 Matteo Carcassi moved to Germany, where he found success. He is believed to have fought for France in the Napoleonic wars and 5 years later resided in Paris , France.

He taught both piano and guitar, while continuing with concert tours. His early works from were self-published and one of these, his op. On one such tour to Germany he made the acquaintance of another famous guitarist Antoine Meissonnier, a Frenchman who also owned a publishing house in Paris. In all the time Carcassi had lived in France he had not encountered Meissonnier, even with with the two living in the same city together!

Perhaps this is a reflection of the dirth of musicians involved in satifying the rapidly growing market for all things guitar in Paris. Carcassi lived in no. However, Carcassi had stiff competition in France in a Parisian favourite Fernando Carulli , nevertheless there was a voracious market for his solo guitar compositions.

He ended concert practice in , and died in Paris in About 80 of his compositions were published with opus numbers, mainly by Meissonnier. Amongst his most famous is a set of 25 etudes op. His compositions are accessible technically to student guitarists, hence their popularity amongst this group, though his works have been performed and recorded by many established professionals as well.

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