Partita (No.1)

Written in 1974, at the request of the Brazilian guitarist, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, to whom the music is also dedicated. Barbosa-Lima first requested a work at Christmas 1970, but Duarte wanted to take his time with the composition and make it the best possible piece it could be. A review of the first performance described it as 'a fun suite, filled with rhythmic impressionism'.


I -Con bravura; II - Mesto e cantabile; III - Scherzoso; IV - Poco agitato.