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Dionysio Aguado Garcia (1784-1849)

Dionysio Aguado Garcia     Dionysio Aguado Garcia - was born on the 8th of April 1784 in Madrid. He was educated at the church college; there he learned to play the guitar by padre Basilio. Aguado's life isn't rich by external events. 1803 he received as an inheritance a small estate near Aranhues where he lived with his mother for a long time.
Padre Basilio's learner - Dionysio Aguado doesn't achieve success soon - till 1824 his name isn't known. 1820 in Madrid was issued his "Etude collection for the guitar", 1825 this collection was arranged and published again in Madrid but as "School of guitar playing" for the instrument with six single strings. Aguado's school was a great event in guitar pedagogy of that time. It is valuable in our days too.
     Leaving Spain, Aguado came 1825 to Paris where he is busy with concert and pedagogical activity. Aguado's talent, his kind character attracted many friends and admirers among which were famous musicians. He was on friendly terms with Rossini and, of course, with his well-known fellow-country man Fernando Sor, he got acquainted with Belliny, Paganiny and many other famous artists of that time.
     Soon he was known as brilliant virtuoso and as Sor began to give concerts in Europe. By tradition, he has learners. His "School for guitar" translated into French is published in Paris 1827. 
     1838 he returned to Spain and lived in Madrid till his death on the 20th of September 1849.

 


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