Giuliani, Mauro (Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo)
- Thomas F. Heck
(b Bisceglie, nr Bari, July 27, 1781; d Naples, May 8, 1829). Italian guitar virtuoso and composer. He studied the cello and counterpoint, but the six-string guitar became his principal instrument early in life. As there were many fine guitarists in Italy at the beginning of the 19th century (Agliati, Carulli, Gragnani, Nava etc.), but little public interest in music other than opera, Giuliani, like many skilled Italian instrumentalists, moved north to make a living. He settled in Vienna in ...