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Eliseo Fresquet-Serret Somnis de Joventut

Eliseo Fresquet-Serret, "Somnis de Joventut"

Fingering: Renato Bellucci

Allow me the honor to present a Catalonian musical jewel by one terrific Catalan composer: Eliseo Fresquet-Serret: "Somnis de Joventut" (Dream of Youth). This is the world premiere of the work which Maestro Eliseo dedicated to me and I wanted to I record and teach on mangore.com. I owe the honor of having met this great Spanish composer thanks to my great friend and colleague Josep Mercader. He mentioned Eliseo to me a couple of months ago and made it clear that he was certain that his composition "Somnis de Joventut" would be a great addition to the online masterclass series and most definitely a piece that will find its place among the great compositions from Iberia. Eliseo's work belongs up there with Torroba, Albéniz and Granados. In coincidence with the recording of my new CD I decided to record this magnificent piece. I did so this early morning hours and I am amazed at how Spanish and Romantic the piece is. I will post more tomorrow because it is almost 3 AM and this player needs some well deserved sleep... 

Catalonian Composer Maestro Eliseo Fresquet-Serret

The music of Catalonian Composer Eliseo Fresquet-Serret speaks of a man deeply embedded in his counry's music and traditions. The Spanish sound is immediately evident in his compositions and the gentle as well as scarce yet very poignant dissonances speak of the best guitar music. I am honored to premiere this work and offer it to my students the world over. Below is the dedicated score Masetro Eliseo sent me. 

Dedicated to Renato Bellucci

The Dedicated and Signed Work reads: "It is  a great honor for me to dedicate this composition, to the Great World renowned  Maestro Renato Bellucci" Cordially Eliseo, Lloret de Mar, Girona Espña, 28-10-2014   Below is a picture of my great friend, studet and colleague Josep Mercader posoing with one of the Bellucci guitars he purchased from me (He purhcased 3 to date). Josep is the men responsible for putting Eliseo and I in Contact. Thanks Maestro Josep!

Guitarist Josep Mercader
"Sonis de Joventut" Recorded in San Bernardino, Oct-28-2014

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Staff and Video 6

New and very interesting musical ideas are presented here: Glissandos that speak of Romantic guitar from the and  late 19th Century and beautiful cadenzas in the impressionistic style form mid 20th Century that contrast beautifully among each other while bringing about surprise and beauty.

Video 6

Staff and Video 7

You must use tone wisely and use the right hand very masterfully in order to achieve the correct sound and be very gentle with the conterpoint presented on the third string and performed by the i finger. The part finishes with a fleeting arpeggio and a closing E gently played on the 6th string

Video 7

Staff and Video 8

You must work the sound in the right hand and avoid all unwanted left hand squeaks when playing staff #8 in order to preserve the youthful countepoint and fresh melody evoking what the title suggested all along: "A happy childhood"

Video 8

Staff and Video 9

A long trill antecedes the closng phrases. Change finger 3 stopping the G# with finger 2 in order to perform the trill with fingers 1 & 3 that are much more suitable for the job at hand.

Video 9

Staff and Video 10

Play with tone and be very poetic and generate enough tension and anticipation for the now rapidly approaching finale.

Video 10
San Bernardino, Paraguay, October 28, 2014
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