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David Russell Plays Barrios

David Russell Plays El ultimo trémolo by Barrios

One of my students is playing El ultimo trémolo, also called Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios or El último canto by Agustín Barrios Mangoré so I was looking for good examples for her to follow. Who better than David Russell. An excellent video for this work where you can see everything Russell does fingering-wise. His beautiful phrasing, […]

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Favorite Classical Guitar Recordings

This list of recommended classical guitar recordings (CDs, mp3s) is simply one of personal preference. The best classical guitar albums are different for everyone. These are in no particular order. Also, I’ll be adding more to the list as I have time. I debated not doing this because it’s hard to not list everyone but […]

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David Russell interviews via his website

I just found out that guitarist David Russell posted a number of interviews up on his website. Russell’s opinions and perspectives are so down to Earth. Love it. Plus, he really gives a good deal to the interviewer. Here’s just an excerpt: How do you apply different techniques to different composers? It’s more that there […]

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Interview and performance with David Russell

A great little interview with the amazing David Russell. He talks about his guitar by famed luthier Matthias Dammann (Germany). I like how he discusses his interaction with Dammann and his limited knowledge of guitar construction. As a performer he wants a certain sound and the luthier gives it to him. Magic as they say. Interesting […]

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David Russell plays Sylvius Leopold Weiss

Have been thinking of Weiss this month. As I was working on a Bach cello suite and adding notes etc, I kept thinking: why not play actual lute music. Love Weiss, especially at morning and night (?). Love Russell’s relaxed feel for the music and his awesome ornaments. Part I and II is the suite. […]

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David Russell Plays Handel

One of the great performances…ever…David Russell plays Pasacaglia by Handel Source: youtube

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David Russell plays Choro No.1 by Villa-Lobos

I love the strong sense of downbeat rhythm…David Russell plays Choro No.1 by Villa-Lobos Source: youtube

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