The music of the second '900 was characterized by the movements of the avantgardes, which involved most of the composers. Few were the Masters, risking the 'ostracism, who decided not to betray their poetic composing with a style more related to the classical tradition: two of these were Mario Castelnuovo - Tedesco and Giuseppe Rosetta, both related to one of the most influential guitar composers nowadays, Angelo Gilardino.
While the figures of Castelnuovo - Tedesco and Gilardino are universally recognized for their musical merits, the Piedmontese composer Giuseppe Rosetta remained unknown both to his character and the reticence of his family to release biographical data.
His Sonata for guitar duo, one of the most beautiful sonatas ever written for this ensemble, testifies the greatness of his style. Flanked in concert to the music of Castelnuovo - Tedesco and Gilardino, traces the path of a tradition that goes without breaking from the early twentieth century to the present.