Back in August 2011, I recorded this well-known piece as a "virtual" duet. I play separately the solo and bass parts (the latter is performed as lightly muted harmonics). It is by far the most popular video of my YT channel :)
I post today the same recording but with improved sound quality. Also, the illustrations by Italian artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (1771-1835) are now shown in HD.
This joyous dance is usually (and wrongly) attributed in the classical guitar literature to Vincenzo Galilei (that's how it was presented to me in the 1970's when I first studied it). Vincenzo Galilei is the father of the famous scientist Galileo Galilei. Vincenzo was himself active in experimental acoustics. He is usually credited for one of the first non-linear mathematical descriptions of a physical phenomenon. Being myself a scientist specialized in the mathematical modeling of non-linear dynamics of complex fluids, I must say I (romantically) liked the idea of playing a piece composed by this pioneering personality. I'll continue to "make believe" it is true :)
Thanks a lot for listening! Cheers -- Roland