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John W. Duarte

g, 1919-2004 GB, Sheffield
Musician / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. John William Duarte

John William Duarte (2 October 1919 – 23 December 2004) was a British composer, guitarist and writer.Duarte was born in Sheffield, England, but lived in Manchester from the age of six. Although his surname is of Portuguese origin, he considered himself 100% British — his father was Scottish and his mother was English — a fact that echoed throughout his music.

Popular Tracks   
English Suite, Op. 31: 2. Folk Song on Dedication by Andrés Segovia
Partita No. 2, Op. 104 "Relazione": II. Plain on British Guitar by Andrew Keeping
Partita No. 2, Op. 104 "Relazione": I. Prelude on British Guitar by Andrew Keeping
Variations on a Catalan Folk Song, Op. 25 ("Canco del Llabre") on John Williams Guitar Recital by John C. Williams
Un petit jazz: I. Three on Vientomarero by Michaela Meca & Jiří Meca
Hommage à Antonio lauro on Aquarelle by Thierry Begin-L.
English Suite, Op. 31: I. Prelude on Guitar Recital: Tennant, Scott - Krouse, I. / York, A. / Bogdanovic, D. / Duarte, J. / Head, B. / Ruiz-Pipo, A. / Mompou, F. / Dowland, J. by Scott Tennant
English Suite, Op. 31: II. Folk-song on Guitar Recital: Tennant, Scott - Krouse, I. / York, A. / Bogdanovic, D. / Duarte, J. / Head, B. / Ruiz-Pipo, A. / Mompou, F. / Dowland, J. by Scott Tennant
Suite piemontese, Op. 46: I. Pastorale on Duarte: Guitar Music by John W. Duarte
Joan Baez Suite, Opus 144: II. The House of the Rising Sun on Journey to the New World by Sharon Isbin

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Title Artist Year Type
Guitar MusicJohn W. Duarte, Antigoni Goni2001Album
Plays Classical GuitarAlexandre Tansman, Rafael D'Haene, Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar, Štěpán Urban, John W. Duarte, Frank Martin, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Karel Fleischlinger1999Album
Ansrés SegoviaAndrés Segovia, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, John W. Duarte, Gaspar Cassadó1987Album
Musiques Pour Deux Guitares (Six Contemporary Works Composed For Two Guitars)Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Ida Presti, André Jolivet, John W. Duarte, Leo Brouwer, Pierre Petit / Ako Ito & Henri Dorigny1975Album
Englische GitarrenmusikFrancis Cutting, Daniel Bacheler, Thomas Robinson, John Dowland, Michael Camidge, John W. Duarte, John McCabe, Thea Musgrave - Siegfried BehrendAlbum
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