Fortunato & Perciballi Play Bagatelle by Ida Presti

Salvatore Fortunato & Fabio Perciballi perform Bagatelle by Ida Presti (1924-1967). This comes via Siccas Guitars media program and their YouTube channel. Great performance of this exciting duo with excellent motivic attention and fun articulation throughout. They also have a recording of this work on their Complete Works for Two Guitars by Ida Presti via Brilliant Classics. Below is a small excerpt from their writeup:

At the age of nine, Presti began studying at the Paris Conservatoire, where she was exposed to a rich musical education and had the opportunity to collaborate with other talented musicians. It was during this period that she formed a lifelong partnership, both musically and romantically, with fellow guitarist and student Alexandre Lagoya, which resulted in numerous collaborations and recordings that are still revered today. The duo’s extraordinary synergy and technical mastery elevated the guitar duo to new heights, earning them a prominent place in the classical music world. Tragically, Ida Presti’s life was cut short at the age of 43 when she suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage in April 1967. Her untimely death left a void in the world of classical guitar and robbed the music community of a true virtuoso. However, her legacy lives on through her recordings, compositions and the inspiration she continues to provide to aspiring guitarists.

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