Napoléon Coste (1805–1883)
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20 great classical guitarists
9. Napoléon Coste (1805–1883)
Coste studied under Sor and quickly established himself as the leading French virtuoso guitarist. After breaking his arm in 1863, he continued to teach guitar and composition. He is one of the first composers to transcribe guitar music of the 17th century into modern musical notation.