Tárrega (y Eixea), Francisco
- Thomas F. Heck
(b Villarreal, Castellón, Nov 21, 1852; d Barcelona, Dec 15, 1909). Spanish guitarist and composer . When he began the study of the classical guitar with Julian Arcas in 1862, the instrument was at a low ebb throughout Europe, overshadowed by the piano. Tárrega's father insisted that the boy study the piano as well, and he became accomplished on both instruments at an early age. In ...