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19th-century Italian music for guitar performed Oct. 6

BOONE—Classical guitarist Marco Battaglia will present a guest recital Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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Battaglia specializes in the interpretation of 19 th century music and is considered an esteemed interpreter of Classical and Romantic period sources utilizing period guitars.

His Boone performance will feature a 19th-century guitar that once belonged to Italian nationalist Giuseppe Mazzini, considered one of the patron saints of the Italian Risorgimento, the Italian unification of the mid-19 th century.

Battaglia will perform compositions by Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani and Johann Kaspar Mertz.

Battaglia founded two different original period instrument groups: the 800 Musica Ensemble, a string quartet with guitar and other instruments, and the TrioQuartetto, a guitar ensemble featuring group members as soloists, in duo form and mainly as a trio or quartet, using original period guitars.

He also is the artistic director of the 800 MusicaFestival, which is dedicated exclusively to 19th century European music.