An acclaimed Italian guitar virtuoso and composer, Mauro Giuliani, along with Fernando Sor, was one of the last great classical proponents of his instrument until its revival in the early twentieth century. He studied counterpoint and the cello, but on the six-string guitar he was entirely self-taught, and that became his principal instrument early on. Italy abounded with fine guitarists at the beginning of the nineteenth century (Carulli remains the most familiar today), but few of them could make a living because of the public's preoccupation with opera. So Giuliani embarked on a successful tour of Europe when he was 19, and in 1806 he settled in Vienna, where he entered the musical circle of Diabelli, Moscheles, and Hummel. He solidified his reputation with the 1808 premiere of his Guitar Concerto in A major, Op. 30, and was soon heralded as the greatest living guitar virtuoso. Even Beethoven noticed Giuliani, and wrote of his admiration for him. Perhaps to return the favor, Giuliani played cello in the 1813 premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
In October 2015, Harry Romero launched the Toolroom Academy at the Amsterdam Dance Event. In front of a stunned invite-only audience, he built a track from scratch in just 60 minutes - showing exactly why he is considered a true house music legend.
With his sword, whip and trusty steed Tornado, Zorro continued to fight the forces of evil in the second season of Walt Disney's legendary classic. The final 39 swashbuckling episodes saw even more children dressing up as the "sly fox" - Zorro in Spanish - and making the sign of the "Z." The second season aired from October 9, 1958, through July 2, 1959, and is presented here - newly restored and remastered in its original black-and-white format.
A little classical guitar and orchestra?
In my rush to find the best guitarists in the classical genre, I found Pepe Romero, Spanish guitarist member of the legendary guitar group Los Romeros of Spain. I heard this LP on the radio for many, many years, to be exact is the "Concierto Madrigal for 2 Guitars" by Joaquín Rodrigo. Besides accompanying in The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Orchestra, conducted by Neville Marriner.