The British guitarist John W. Duarte was a well-known personality in the guitar world both at ome and abroad: he composed, taught, directed summer schools, produced
several books on guitar technique and worked too as a guitar journalist. His compositions of almost 150 works for guitar and lute incorporate an exceedingly wide range of musical styles.
This album offers a precious selection of pieces that reflect his versatility as a composer, arranger and guitarist. Each one of these gems embraces so many aspects of playing the classical guitar. Besides being technically clear and precise, they introduce the characteristics of Latin, Baroque and more contemporary classical music.
Once mastered they are a delight to play – a timeless window of exciting repertoire.