The young and vibrant Duo Saxe was founded in 2001 by flautist Charlotte Udø Kjeldsberg and classical guitarist Runar Kjeldsberg. As this debut album is being released the duo celebrate their 10th anniversary .Their concert performances stretches from Norway in the north to Australia in the south. They present on this album Italian music from the end of the 18th century and beginning of 19th century. Giuliani, Carulli and Legnani were some of the traveling composing musicians in this period. They traveled around in Europe and were known for their compositions, their technical abilities on the guitar and their good taste. All of them, in their own way, played an important part of developing the guitar and it's musicians. Breaking waves in the development of this popular instrument Mauro Giuliani ( 1781 -1829) were the one that started to use the treble clef (G-clef) for guitar scores, with melody, middle voices and bass line in one system. He used the note-necks and breaks to separate the different voices, as we know guitar notation today. Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841) wrote the first guitar method ever published, "Methode complette" op. 27. This was a great sucess and has been used by generations of guitarists. Luigi Legnani (1790-1877) designed a guitar model that was named after him. This had a screw to adjust the guitar neck. Many guitar luthiers in Central - Europe copied this design. This album was recorded over four days in the cold Norwegian winter. While in that wooden church with the cold, black winter at it's peak, The music told stories of 'happier' times, like the feeling of spring or a Scandinavian summer. This is Duo Saxe's first release. Enjoy!