Pasquale Taraffo
The World's Greatest Harp Guitar Virtuoso

by Franco Ghisalberti & Gregg Miner
Last Update: November, 2012

Pasquale Taraffo:
The Paganini of the Guitar

Presented in English and Italian

Updated June, 2012

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Exclusive rare clip of Taraffo performing!

October, 2008: New recording discovered!

The Harp Guitars of Settimio Gazzo
and Other Genoese Luthiers

Featuring scores of new specimens and rare historical photographs

2010 Trip Report

Special 15-part Blog

2012 Trip Report

Special 14-part Blog Exclusive!
From Christian Saggese, the world’s first modern recordings to re-create the full magnificence of Taraffo’s playing:
Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo: Pietro Mascagni) Norma (Overture, Act 1: Vincenzo Bellini)
Stefania (Taraffo) Sonatina in A Major (Taraffo)
And his debut harp guitar live performance

This feature section is presented to the public through the kind generosity of Franco Ghisalberti, who chose as the venue to archive for prosperity this wealth of information on the great Taraffo.  Other generous contributors include: Giorgio De Martino, Simona Ravano, David Hallworth, Enrico De Filippi, Gianni Accornero, Adrano Chierchini, Fabrizio De Ferrari, Giorgo Ferraris, Alberto Giordano, Patrizia Conti, Director of the Conservatory Nicolo Paganini, Ugo Moltedo, Danilo Gosti, Beppe Gambetta, Jeff Titus, Benoit Meulle-Stef.

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