Ferdinando Carulli (1770 1841) was an Italian guitarist and composer during the early nineteenth century. He wrote a variety of works for classical guitar, including concertos and chamber works. Though he was a very popular composer during his lifetime, particularly in France during the 1820s, he is generally considered to be an obscure composer at this time. However, classical guitarists have recorded his works. Arguably his most famous work is a duet for guitar and flute, which was recorded by Alexander Lagoya and Jean-Pierre Rampal.