The Bouchet Guitars of the Presti-Lagoya Duo:
A Patrimonial Point of View

"The two guitars by Robert Bouchet (1898-1986) used for this recording were made in 1958 and 1959 respectively. The first, carrying the number 63, belonged to Ida Presti. The second was Alexander Lagoya's and carried the number 66. We have no direct information as to the circumstances surrounding the ordering of these instruments from the instrument maker. It is, however, certain that the two guitars accompanied the celebrated duo during the height of their musical career until the tragic demise of Ida Presti in 1967.

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It was in 2002 that an opportunity arose to acquire the two Bouchet guitars for the collections of the Musée du la Musique (Paris). Thanks to the intercession of Olivier Chassain, contact was established with the heirs and the acquisition was agreed."

From the booklet notes by Joël Dugot, curator at Musée de la musique, Paris

CD list and sound samples
Compositions by Ida Presti

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01 La Hongroise (1959)    PLAY   
02 Danse D'Avila (1957)    PLAY   
03 Danse Gitane (1957)    PLAY   
04 Espagne (1966)    PLAY   
05 Prelude (1958)    PLAY   
06 Berceuse A Ma Mer    PLAY   
07 Etude No. 1 (1956)    PLAY   
08 Valse De L'An Nou    PLAY   
09 Tarantelle (1959)    PLAY   
10 Bagatelle (1964)    PLAY   
11 Serenade (1955)    PLAY   
12 Etude Fantasque (1966)    PLAY   

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