Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
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20 great classical guitarists
11. Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
A true virtuoso, Tarrega laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar. He transcribed 120 pieces and composed 78 original works including ‘probably the world's most heard tune’ - the Nokia ringtone, which is based on his Gran Vals.