Dear All, It is my pleasure to introduce my wife Françoise (almost the same first name, but with an e). Françoise is a pianist and a very good amateur mezzo-soprano. She got singing courses in a conservatory during her '20, then sang with a number of choirs and ensembles. She also practiced the lieder and melodies repertoire, as a solo singer. We have played music together for long, but we did not make many recordings. Recently, after having given these pieces in two private concerts, we decided to record them. And this is our first appearance at PianoSociety as a duo ! Falla's composition is a set of seven pieces called "Siete canciones populares espanolas" (Seven popular spanish songs). Very typical spanish music, in the continuity of Albeniz, Granados and all the tradition of popular music mixed with European heritage. The piano part is beautifully written (and quite tricky to play, believe me, at least for certain pieces !). Here we give only the 6 first pieces. Françoise is not happy about her rendition of the last one. I think it could be acceptable, but, well, I learnt how to keep peace at home, one important point if you want to live happy ... We then recorded the following pieces: 1. El paño moruno (The Moorish Cloth) 2. Seguidilla murciana 3. Asturiana 4. Jota 5. Nana 6. Canción For those who have little time, I recommend Nana, my prefered one (a nostalgic and utmostly touching lullaby). Finally, I am dedicating this rendition to Monica Hart, whom we are missing a lot at PS, and who is a Spanish music lover and excellent player !