Francisco Tárrega

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Birthday
21, 1852
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 15, 1909 (57)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1852
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 15, 1909 (57)

About

Spanish composer and musician known for his work during the romantic period. He had 78 original scores and 120 transcriptions.

Before Fame

He injured his eyes in an accident as a child, and his father took him to be trained in music so that he would be able to earn a living.

Trivia

His most well-known composition was "Lágrima," which was inspired by a student of his asking if he was sad because his wife was far away.

Family Life

He married María José Rizo in 1882.

Associated With

Among the music he transcribed for guitar was the work of Beethoven.