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NOCTURNE ESPAGNOL BRILLANT Op. 26 – SIMPLE MELODIES Op. 33 per chitarra

J.B. Adolphe Le Dhuy
Edited by Luca Battioni

This new collection dedicated to French guitarist Adolphe Le Dhuy contains two rare works that the artist conceived primarily for teaching purposes. The Nocturne brillant espagnol Op. 26, dedicated to his pupil Edouard de Zevallos, is a graceful piece that is not particularly arduous and has the peculiarity of the double scordatura of the fifth and sixth strings in the G and D notes. We rarely find this technical-compositional artifice in the pieces of the period. Among those who used this device was Fernando Sor, of whom Le Dhuy was certainly a friend and perhaps a pupil. As for the second work included in this publication, the Simples mélodies Op. 33 is a collection of very short pieces for beginners that, while covering a narrow vocabulary of guitar techniques and gestures, nevertheless offer some interesting harmonic choices.