|TITLES IN TECLA:
A new Tecla book October 2011: Schubert songs with their piano
accompaniments arranged for guitar by Coste.
Coste Composer, a new small book about Coste, 2008. Available
in English or in French.
La Source du
Lyson, op. 47, for solo guitar.
Read the complete preface to La Source du Lyson.
This is a major piece of research on Coste, giving many details about Coste, his background in the Doubs, the relation
of this work to the Doubs, Coste and the painter Courbet, etc. It
is recommended to anyone who is interested in this composer.
Tecla home page.
Napoléon Coste (1805-1883)
A major figure in guitar composition of the
mid-nineteenth century. He belonged to the generation
after Sor (with whom he studied), and he created a new idiom for
his instrument which is quite different from his predecessors
and in many ways more advanced. He lived mostly in Paris.
He was born in the Département of the Doubs,
France, where the beauty spot known as La Source du Lyson is