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Undeterred, Carulli started publishing his pieces himself. It was not until he was about 20 years of age that he took up the guitar, … At the time of publishing, the method was very popular and had many editions published. Many of the pieces now regarded as Carulli's greatest were initially turned down by the publishers as being too hard for the average player, and it is likely that many masterpieces were lost this way. However, the great majority of Carulli's surviving works are those that were considered "safe' enough to be accepted by other publishers, mainly for the teaching of certain techniques or for beginners. Later in his life he became a self-publisher and, in addition to his own music, published the works of other prominent guitarists including Carulli also began to experiment with instrument making toward the end of his life and, in collaboration with the Parisian luthier René Lacôte, developed a 10-string instrument, the Carulli died in Paris on 17 February 1841, eight days after his 71st birthday. Guitar enthusiasts, Below are several delightful little works by Ferdinando Carulli (1770 – 1841). © 1994-2020 Classical Archives LLC — The Ultimate Classical Music Destination ™ He was an extremely prolific writer for guitar, writing over 400 works for the instrument in the space of twelve years. In Paris Carulli became a very successful musician and teacher. Duo for Guitar and Piano in A, Op.65. Ferdinando Carulli, born to an affluent, upper-class family, began his musical training under the tutelage of a priest; who was little more than a musical dilettante himself. WORKS BY FERDINANDO CARULLI. Showing all works by author. With Pierre René Lacôte, a French guitar maker, he made some significant changes for improving the sound of the guitar. He wrote a variety of works for classical guitar, including concertos and chamber works. Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli (9 February 1770 – 17 February 1841) was an Italian composer for classical guitar and the author of the influential Méthode complète pour guitare ou lyre, op. Ferdinando Carulli 1770 - 1841 16 works Add another?