To mark the 20th anniversary of Alexandre Lagoya's death and what would also have been the 90th anniversary of his birth, Decca Records France presents for the first time all of his solo and Presti recordings for Philips and RCA, brought together in a 10cd box set including many previously unreleased CDs. Alexandre Lagoya is recognised as one of the best French guitarists of the 20th century. His style of clarity, elegance and virtuosity has brought an important stone in the history of guitar performance. His musicality is closely linked to that of Ida Presti, an incomparable guitar prodigy, with whom he formed an impressive duo with an international reputation. Indeed, the two guitar giants have left precious recordings for both labels, testifying to the incredible diversity and richness of the repertoire covered. They travelled through the Renaissance (Mudarra, Dowland), the Baroque (Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Marcello, Vivaldi), Classicism (Diabelli, Sor), Romanticism (Schubert, Tarrega), the 19th century (Albéniz, Granados) and the 20th century (Moreno Torroba, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo), enriching the classical guitar repertoire with numerous transcriptions and commissions from contemporary composers, as well as their own compositions. This testimony of abundant passion, devotion, inventiveness and musical joy sums up the art of the guitar that was theirs. Limited edition.