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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.
From on, Carcassi spent the majority of his time in Paris. In , he performed an extremely successful series of concerts in London that earned him great fame, both as a performing artist and as a teacher. However, in Paris, a long time passed before his talents were truly recognized, partly because of the presence of Ferdinando Carulli. Carcassi was in Germany again during autumn Afterwards he performed in London, where his reputation now gave him access to more prestigious concert halls.
Finally he returned to Paris. For several years, he made concert trips from here to the most important cultural towns of Europe, including London. After a short return to performing in , he quit his concert practice around and died in Paris in Music[ edit ] Carcassi wrote a method for guitar op.
It is still valuable, relevant and interesting. His most famous works are collected in his 25 Etudes op. In these, he managed to blend technical skills and brilliant romantic music. This is the reason his music is still played by so many classical guitarists today.
Matteo Carcassi Sheet Music & Tab for Classical Guitar