Composed by French guitarist and composer Napoléon Coste (1805 - 1883) "Les soirées d'Auteuil" (The evenings of Auteuil) refers to Auteuil, a former town, now part of Paris, France, noted for residences of such artists as Boileau, Talleyrand, Molière and La Fontaine.Works for Classical Guitar by Edson Lopes According to the guitarist Maria Luisa Anido, Edson Lopes is "an extraordinary guitarist, that surprised her for hi...One of important guitarists and composers, Napoleon Coste started his music education under the guidance of his mother. At age 23 Coste settled in Paris and was acclaimed as the most outstanding French virtuoso. While Coste's fame as guitar virtuoso assured him financial stability, Costa had to cover all expenses for publishing of his compositions.Coste's works for oboe and guitar are an important contribution to the duet repertoire because of their flexibility - the flute or violin are as well suited to the melody line as the oboe. For this edition, a minimum of fingering has been added and none of Coste's have been changed. 36 pages.