Napoléon Coste

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Born: 27 June 1805France
Died: 17 February 1883France
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Works for solo guitar:

  • Op. 2: Variations et Finale… sur un motif favori de la Famille Suisse de Weigl
  • Op. 3: 2 Quadrilles de Contredances
  • Op. 4: Fantasie… Composée sur un motif du Balle d’Armide
  • Op. 5: Souvenirs de Flandres
  • Op. 6: Fantaisie de Concert
  • Op. 7: 16 Valses Favorites de Johann Strauss
  • Op. 9: Divertissement sur Lucia di Lamermoor
  • Op. 11: Grand Caprice
  • Op. 12: Rondeau de Concert
  • Op. 13: Caprice sur … La Cachucha
  • Op. 14: Deuxième Polonaise
  • Op. 15: Le Tournoi Fantaisie Chevaleresque
  • Op. 16: Fantaisie sur deux Motifs de la Norma
  • Op. 17: La Vallée d’Ornans
  • Op. 18: Les Bords du Rhin
  • Op. 19: Delfzil
  • Op. 19b: La Romanesca
  • Op. 20: Le Zuyderzée
  • Op. 21: Les Cloches
  • Op. 22: Meulan
  • Op. 23: Les soirées d’Auteuil
  • Op. 24: Grand Solo
  • Op. 27: Le Passage des Alpes
  • Op. 28b: Fantaisie Symphonique
  • Op. 29: La Chasse des Sylphes
  • Op. 30: Grande Serenade
  • Op. 31: Le Départ, fantaisie dramatique
  • Op. 33: Mazurka
  • Op. 38: 25 Etudes de genre
  • Op. 39: Andante et Minuet
  • Op. 41: Feuilles d’Automne
  • Op. 42: La Ronde de Mai
  • Op. 43: Marche Funèbre et Rondeau
  • Op. 44: Andante et Polonaise
  • Op. 45: Divagation
  • Op. 46: Valse Favorite
  • Op. 47: La Source du Lyson
  • Op. 48: Quatre Marches
  • Op. 49: Six Préludes
  • Op. 50: Adagio et Divertissements
  • Op. 51: Récréation du Guitariste
  • Op. 52: Le Livre d’or du Guitariste
  • Op. 53: Six Pieces Originales (Reverie, Rondeau, 2 Menuets, Scherzo & Etude
  • Wow: Andante et Allegro
  • Wow: Divertissement
  • Wow: Introduction et Variations sur un motif de Rossini
  • Wow: Berceuse
  • Wow: Kleines Tonstück
  • Wow: Pastorale
  • Wow: Valse en ré majeur
  • Wow: Valse en la majeur
  • Wow: Valse des Roses

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Napoléon Coste was born in France in 1806 and was taught the guitar by his mother. As a teenager he became a teacher of the instrument, and appeared in many concerts in the region. At the age of 24 he moved to Paris where he quickly established himself as the leading French virtuoso guitarist. However, by the time he arrived there, the demand for guitarists was in decline, and though his brilliance provided financial stability, he failed to find a publisher for his music which he had to fund himself. He was involved in an accident in 1863, resulting in a broken arm that brought his career to a premature end. He left a significant catalogue of music for the guitar, but much of it quickly fell from the repertoire.

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Dying days:
(1774) Christoph Willibald von Gluck: Premiere of Iphigenie in Aulis, in Paris, France.
(1936) Alban Berg: Premiere of the violin concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”, in Barcelona, Spain.
(1964) Roger Huntington Sessions: Premiere of Montezuma, in Berlin, Germany.
(1967) György Sándor Ligeti: Premiere of the cello concerto, in Berlin, Germany.
(1971) Aribert Reimann: Premiere of Melusine, in Schwetzingen, Germany.

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