Carlo Carfagna

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Carlo Carfagna
Background information
Born 1940 (age 76–77)
Guarcino, Italy
Genres Classical music
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1960–present
Website[permanent dead link]

Carlo Carfagna (born in Guarcino, Italy, 1940) is an Italian classical guitarist, author of many musical publications.His musical education takes place at the Conservatory of Rome and Naples, under the guidance of Mario Gangi, which subsequently will be teaching colleague for many years at Santa Cecilia.


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Here are listed only the main works by Carlo Carfagna.

He published with the following firms: Bèrben (Ancona), Ricordi (Milan), Music Inc. (Dallas), Nicolai (Rome), Domani Musica (Rome), Erom (Rome).


  • Profilo storico della chitarra, (with Alberto Caprani), Bèrben, Ancona, 1966
  • Dizionario Chitarristico Italiano (with Mario Gangi), Bèrben, Ancona, 1968
  • Liuteria Classica Italiana, chitarre del XIX e XX secolo (with Giovanni Antonioni), Camerata Musicale Barese, 1985
  • Chitarra - Storia e Immagini (with Michele Greci), Fratelli Palombi Editori, Roma, 2000
  • Il libretto per musica e Metastasio, Erom, Rome, 2005
  • Aspetti della Chitarra nell'Ottocento, Erom, Rome, 2006
  • He has written together with Mario Gangi the article Guitar in the Musical Encyclopedia edited by Fratelli Fabbri Editori
  • He has written many essays on guitar-specific newspapers (even small treatises on History of art)
  • He has cowritten with Gian Paolo Chiti a little multimedia opera, Matrona quaedam.