Here’s a lovely piece that I hadn’t heard until it appeared on Cinzia Milani’s superb A Tribute Ida Presti album last fall: Idylle pour Ida Presti was written by the fine English composer/guitarist/scholar John W. Duarte (1919–2004), a friend of Presti’s, but written long after her death; it’s his Op. 93, published in 1982 (and available as sheet music). It has been recorded several times, perhaps most notably by Marcelo Kayath and Vladislav Bláha.


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This excellent version comes from Hungarian guitarist Borbála Seres, who has enjoyed a very successful career in Europe for many years, winning or placing in numerous competitions, and concertizing in several countries.