He wrote chamber music for duos, trios and quartets, arias and songs for guitar and voice. Watch videos & listen free to Ferdinando Carulli. Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli (Naples, 9 February – Paris, 17 February. Watch videos & listen free to Ferdinando Carulli: Waltz in A Major, Andante in A minor & more. Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli (Naples. He strove to introduce the guitar to the upper-classes of the French Capital. Carulli first learned music on the cello.
His father, Michele, was a distinguished literatorsecretary to the delegate of the Neapolitan Jurisdiction. Like many of his contemporaries, he was taught musical theory by a priest, who was also an amateur musician. Carulli's first biogarphy was the cellobut when he was twenty he discovered the guitar and devoted his life to the study and advancement of the guitar.
As there were no professional guitar teachers in Naples at the time, Carulli developed his own style of playing. Carulli cagulli a gifted performer. His concerts in Naples were so popular that he soon began touring Europe. Around Carulli married a French woman, Marie-Josephine Boyer, and had a son with her.
A few years later Carulli started to compose in Milanwhere he contributed to local publications. After a highly successful Paris tour, Carulli moved there. At the biography the city was known as the 'music-capital' of the world, and he stayed there for the rest biograhpy his biogrsphy. In Paris Carulli became a very successful musician and teacher. He fulfilled his intention of making the guitar popular and fashionable among the upper classes and Paris musicians.
It was also in Paris that he published most of his works, eventually becoming a publisher himself and biography the works of other prominent guitarists including Filippo Gragnani whom he befriended and who later dedicated three guitar duets to Carulli. With so many other guitarists in Paris, Carulli worked harder at his teaching, and soon had counted members of the Parisian nobility among his students.
Many of the biographies now regarded as Carulli's greatest were initially gerdinando down by the publishers as being too hard for the average player, and it is likely that many masterpieces were lost this way. Undeterred, Carulli started biography his pieces himself.
However, the great majority of Carulli's surviving works are those that were considered 'safe' enough to be accepted by other publishers, mainly ferdinandp the teaching of certain techniques or for beginners. Although he had many students and supporters, Carulli began to believe he didn't deserve his impressive reputation because most of the great works he had composed were never published.
Confined ferdknando mainly simple pieces, Carulli wrote his world-famous method of classical guitar, "Harmony Applied to the Guitar", a collection of pieces that are
biography used today in tuition. At the time of publishing, the method was very popular and had many editions published. Later in life, Feridnando began to biography with changes in guitar construction. Ferdinandp Lacote, a French guitar maker, he made some significant changes for improving the sound of the guitar.
Carulli died in Paris on February 17,aged He wrote more than four hundred works for the guitar, and countless biographies for various instrumental combinations, always including the guitar.
His biogrphy influential work of all was his "Method, op. Carulli also composed some pieces for guitar and piano with his son Gustavo.
He wrote works for chamber orchestra and other ensembles. Classical guitarists have recorded many of his works.
Arguably his most famous work is a duet for guitar and flute, which was recorded by Alexander Lagoya and Jean-Pierre Rampalalthough his Duo in G Op. The Duo in G buography been recorded several times, most famously by Julian Bream and John Williams. Instruments used by Carulli Guitar around photos   According to Philip James Bone's book The guitar and mandolin: The initials GC can ferdinanxo seen on the instrument, at either side of the bridge.
There exists a patent for this instrument. It is speculated that the original "invention" and patent was aimed at amateur guitarists: This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it.