Carulli, Ferdinando (Grove 1879)

CARULLI, FERDINANDI, an eminent guitarist, born at Naples 1770, died in Paris 1841. Though self-taught he attained a perfection of execution hitherto unknown on the guitar, and on his arrival in Paris created a perfect furore. in the space of twelve years he published 300 compositions, including a 'Method' which passed through four editions. He was also the author of 'L'Harmonie appliquée à la Guitare' (Paris, 1825), a treatise on the art of accompanying, which was the first work of its kind. [Mrs. Walter Carr in: Grove Dictionary 1879, 318]