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Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 20 by Paganini

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Caprice No. 20 from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Henderson is one of my favourite players and really brings these works to justice on guitar. Beautiful opening section followed by virtuosic…

Michael Kolk - Guitar

Michael Kolk Plays Sonata No. 1 by Guastavino

Canadian guitarist Michael Kolk performs the first movement, Allegro deciso e molto rítmico from Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000). This comes via his excellent YouTube Channel with audio and video by Henderson. Wonderful performance by Kolk with beautiful flowing lines, refined phrasing, articulation, and plenty of…

Tariq Harb -Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb Plays Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb performs the 36 Caprices Op. 20 by Luigi Legnani (1790–1877). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. I wrote him saying that he was freaking me out with how fast and well he’s presenting these works. He mentioned that he…

Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Jacques Hétu

Bradford Werner plays Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu (1938–2010). I’ve been meaning to record this suite for a long time. The suite was commissioned and premiered by Alvaro Pierri with support of the Canada Council for…

In a Room by Rodney Sharman

In a Room by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman (b.1958) – This is a wonderful work that I came to know about through Adrian Verdejo‘s performances. The video above is from Sharman’s YouTube channel where he makes the score available to…

Emma Rush plays Babbit by Kendra Harder

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush plays Babbit by Canadian composer Kendra Harder. This comes via her excellent YouTube Channel. Great playing by Rush and a nice little composition. Many beautiful moments with spacious pacing and that little rhapsodic dance in the middle. The Babbit Square is…

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.…

Tim Beattie Performs Divertimento No.2 by de Fossa

Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie performs Divertimento No.2 from Quatre Divertissements Op. 13 – Extraits Des Oeuvres De J. Haydn by François de Fossa (1775–1849). Movements: I. Largo Cantabile and​ II. Rondo Allegro.​ This comes via his Youtube Channel and played on N.G.…

Emma Rush Performs Waltz No. 1 by Delores de Goñi

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush plays Waltz No.1 from Six Waltzes by Delores de Goñi (1813-1892). This comes via her excellent YouTube Channel. Played on a 19th Century Stuaffer replica guitar by Miodrag Žerdoner. Great playing by Rush, her phrasing and pacing add nicely to the light charm…

Gigue, BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

Gigue (Giga) from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Performance, Lesson, Sheet Music. Sheet Music, Tab, or Free Unfingered Edition (PDF) Here’s the gigue lesson for my edition of the Suite in E Minor, BWV 996. I…