This program highlights many of the genres of guitar composition that were typical in the early 19th century by composers who lived throughout Europe. From the Spanish composer Fernando Sor, I have included two beautiful, yet simple etudes, numbers 5 and 17 from the Segovia collection. Also included from Fernando Sor are two sets of variations, the Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart Op. 9, and a lesser known set of variations in C Major on an original theme. The French composer Napoleon Coste wrote the introspective Reverie, Op. 53. J.K. Mertz, an Austrian, contrasts beautiful lyrical sections against demanding virtuosic passages in his Elegie. Finally two lieder are included, Mert'z Abendlied, from the lied without words tradition, and Schubet's Lob der Thränen, D 711, arranged for solo guitar by J.K. Mertz.