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Luigi Rinaldo Legnani 7 November — 5 August was an Italian virtuoso guitarist, singer, composer and luthier. Born in Ravenna , Legnani was trained as a string player while very young but dedicated himself to guitar and voice. His debut as an operatic tenor was in Ravenna in ; his singing career spanned 17 years. Legnani is perhaps best known for his 36 Caprices op.
After the s Legnani retired from active performance and became an instrument maker, concentrating on guitars and violins. The "Legnani model" guitar was popular in Central Europe through the middle of the nineteenth century. Legnani composed some works, which were published in his lifetime throughout many of the major publishing houses in Europe.
He died in Ravenna. There is some confusion regarding the luthierie of Legnani, as there seems to have been a second earlier Luigi Legnani who seems to have been an apprentice of Zosimo Bergonzi. Sergio Monaldini affirms clearly that there is no reliable evidence that Legnani ever built a guitar or a violin, and there is no guitar signed by him .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. Archived from the original on 8 May Retrieved 19 March Categories : births deaths 19th-century classical composers 19th-century Italian composers Composers for the classical guitar Italian classical composers Italian classical guitarists Italian male classical composers Male guitarists Italian Romantic composers 19th-century male musicians.
36 Caprices, Op.20 (Legnani, Luigi)
The guitar caprices of Luigi Legnani imbued with famous Paganini works