Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885 - 1944)
The Paraguayan guitarist Agustín Barrios established himself as a performer throughout Latin America. His performances in Europe in the 1930s were followed by a final period spent teaching at the San Salvador Conservatory.
Barrios was a prolific composer for the guitar, sometimes, like the violinist Fritz Kreisler, attributing his compositions to earlier European composers. A virtuoso performer, inviting comparison with Segovia, he was among the first guitarists to make records. Although his compositions were left in some disorder, they include popular pieces in current guitar repertoire.