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Next message Tim posted on Wednesday, 21 December, 2005 - 09:23 pm
I've just been listening to the CD re-issue of JW's very first LPs.

Has anyone else noticed that Lauro's Vals Criollo was re-recorded on 'Spirit of the Guitar' as Natalia? And A. Scarlattti's Gavotte re-appears on a 1978 LP as Ballet by Ponce!
Next message Tim posted on Wednesday, 21 December, 2005 - 10:52 pm
Of course no-one's noticed that the Scarlatti Gavotte is the same as Ponce's ballet because it isn't. Other guitarists have recorded the Scarlatti as Ponce's Gavotte.

Memory - tricks - age! Sorry.
Next message Tim posted on Tuesday, 10 January, 2006 - 10:53 pm
If anyone's interested the story goes something like this.

Vals Criollo was one of Lauro's earliest pieces and was taken up by Segovia. He performed and recorded it as Vals Criollo (criollo meaning native). It was published in 1963 as the third of a set of four Venezuelan Waltzes - hence some recordings call it Vals Venezolano No. 3, or simply Vals No. 3. Later still, Lauro gave names to the pieces, calling this one Natalia after his daughter.

The gavotte was one of Ponce's pastiche pieces, for which he and Segovia agreed not to divulge the true authorship. I've got the 1996 Double Decca re-issue of JW's first records which repeats the note that Segovia discovered a Scarlatti manuscript in an Italian library, even though the truth was long known.
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