jscott wrote:I wonder if an autograph version that lacks the slide exists?
There are (at least) two extant MSS of Julia Florida, one from 1938 in Costa Rica, the other 1942 in El Salvador. There are some differences between them but they share similar musical calligraphy and autographs - the textual content however suggests different hands.
Some time ago Richard Stover indicated that the 1942 MS is indeed a Barrios autograph whilst an unspecified "earlier version" is not. However, Stover also states that Barrios composed the work during December 1938. The earlier MS is signed off: San Jose de Costa Rica - Navidad 1938
, perhaps there is another "early" copy? A further autograph MS has
been unearthed in Paraguay - I have not yet seen it for comparison.
The 1938 and 1942 scores both include the F#
ornamental glissando. The F#
is indicated as slashed grace note (acciaccatura) in both instances though stylistic considerations would commonly lead us to interpret it more lazily than is usual for a "crushed" note.