Category Chamber Music

Pablo Sáinz Villegas Plays Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Rodrigo

Pablo Sáinz Villegas performs the famous concerto Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) with Orquesta de la Minería, México and director José Luis Castillo. This comes via his YouTube channel. The four movements are: I. Villano y Ricercar (Adagietto); II.…

The Walls by Sergio Assad

The Walls by Sergio Assad Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Fantastic! The Walls by Sergio Assad featuring Yo-Yo Ma on cello. This project was a collaboration by Sergio Assad, Yo-Yo Ma, 60 guitarists from around the world and the excellent Uros Baric. The video and info quote below comes via Uros Baric’s YouTube channel (go…

Toward the Sea by Takemitsu (Cicchillitti / Deutsch)

Adam Cicchillitti (Guitar) and Lara Deutsch (flute) perform Toward the Sea by Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996). The work is divided into three sections: The Night, Moby-Dick, and Cape Cod. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. I always enjoy Takemitsu,…

Sonate pour guitare et violoncelle en quatre rêves by Duplessy

French guitarist Jérémy Jouve and Cellist François Salque plays Sonate pour guitare et violoncelle en quatre rêves (Sonata for Guitar and Cello in Four Dreams), IV. Rêve fou (Crazy Dream) by French composer and multi-instrumentalist Mathias Duplessy (b.1972). Great playing as usual…

Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Piazzolla

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti with Denis Plante (bandoneon), Boris Brott (conductor), and the Orchestre classique de Montréal perform Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel.  The movements: Introduction, Milonga (3:56), Tango (9:42). Great…

Antigoni Goni and Amy Norrington Play de Falla

Antigoni Goni and Amy Norrington Play de Falla

Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni (guitar) and Amy Norrington (cello) play Excerpts from Suite Populaire Espagnole (after Siete canciones populares españolas) by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) via a live stream concert on April 29, 2021 at the big hall of the Koninklijk Coervatorium…

Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser for Guitar and Flute

Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser for Guitar and Flute

Miles Johnston (guitar) and Ji Young Kim (flute) perform Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser (b.1954). This comes via Johnston’s YouTube Channel. Nice to hear this excellent set of works by Beaser and well performed too. Some beautiful moments with wonderfully…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Perform Sonatine by Ravel

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan perform Sonatine by Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. You can also hear this on their album Intimate Impressions which I posted about here. Great playing all around and beautiful tone and recording by Drew Henderson.…

Rugolo & Gillo Play Duo Concertant Op.31, No.3 by Lhoyer

Fantastic. Antonio Rugolo and Angelo Gillo play Duo Concertant Op.31, No.3 by Antoine de Lhoyer (1768-1852) on 1820 Panormo replica guitars made by luthier Luigi Locatto. This comes vis Rugolo’s Youtube channel. Lhoyer was was a French virtuoso guitarist and an eminent…

Christus der ist mein Leben BWV 282 by Bach

Marta Paklar (soprano), Sofia Gvirts (alto), João Moreira (tenor), Matthew Baker (bass), and Mike Fentross (theorbo) perform the chorale ‘Christus der ist mein Leben’ from BWV 282 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes from the absolutely amazing Netherlands Bach Society and…

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee (guitar) and Gene Koshinski (percussion) play Killjoy – III. “Clockwork” by Gene Koshinski (b.1980), scored for amplified guitar and percussion. Great interactive composition with excellent writing for the guitar. Fantastic playing by Forshee with a demanding and precise…