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Le Trouvère et la Douce Dame Jolie by John DUARTE from PETITE SUITE FRANÇAISE; This second movement is a courtly love story:
A troubadour plays chords on his guiterne while getting close to a balcony where a douce dame jolie stands expectantly.
Seeing him approaching, she sings in a major mode.
They then sing together and get into a dance, accompanied by a tambourine.
They then bow to each other.
The troubadour plays two interrogative chords, but gets no reply.
Worried, he plays the chords again.
The douce dame jolie replies with a song, in a minor mode, this time.
Dismayed, the troubadour moves away, playing sad chords…
Variations on a French folk song ‘J’ai du bon tabac’ by Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968):: In the 30s, a musical critic in Geneva wrote that, even if Segovia performed « J’ai du bon tabac », it would be superb anyhow. The great Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco took the challenge. His experience was that snuff meant sneeze…
Andante Armonioso ‘à la Bellini’ (anonymous): this manuscript was apparently found in an attic. To me, a major work, a sweet heartbreaker. But who was this mysterious Pezzoli who signed the arrangement? And where did he find such a glorious theme?Merci to the Guitar Foundation of America