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Tim Beattie Plays Habanera by Marius Flothuis

Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie performs Habanera from Twee stukken voor gitaar, Op.22 (1944) by Dutch composer Marius Flothuis (1914-2001) at the Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. This comes via Beattie’s YouTube channel and Riddle Films. Flothuis is a major composer and, to my…

Tariq Harb Plays Cello Suite No.1 by Britten

Tariq Harb performs movements I. Canto Primo and V. Serenata from Cello Suite No.1, Op.72 by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), arranged for classical guitar by Harb. This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube channel. You can buy his sheet music for this work here. I love Britten…

Pastorale, Studi Facili No.15 by Angelo Gilardino

Pastorale, No.15 from Studi facili per chitarra by Angelo Gilardino (b.1941-2022). Published by Edizioni Curci. The subtitle or etude description is: Monodia con suoni armonici sui tasti VII, IX, XII e polifonia (Monody with harmonics on the VII, IX, XII…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Prelude in C Minor by Barrios

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs Prelude in C Minor by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel and recorded by Drew Henderson. Great performance by Cicchillitti with beautiful phrasing and pacing. One of the great preludes by Barrios, solemn but not without a few…

Tariq Harb Plays El Colibri by Sagreras

Tariq Harb performs El Colibri by Argentinian composer and guitarist Julio Sagreras (1879–1942) on classical guitar. This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube channel. As Harb mentions, “It is a virtuosic composition written for the classical guitar that is meant to imitate the hummingbird.” Zippy performance…

A Dream of Colour by Emma Rush

A Dream of Colour by Emma Rush

A Dream of Colour Music Inspired by the Paintings of William Blair BruceEmma Rush, Classical Guitar Buy the Album at Emma Rush’s Store. Great to hear the latest album of new music commissions from Canadian classical guitarist Emma Rush. The…

Ben Diamond Plays Sonata Terra by Murphy

Ben Diamond performs Sonata Terra (2021) by Stephen Murphy. This is a three movement work written for Diamond and this is the official video premiere, recorded and mastered by Drew J. Henderson in Toronto ON, Canada. This comes via Diamond’s…

Marionas by Gaspar Sanz

Marionas by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710). PDF sheet music for classical guitar with video performance and lesson. This comes from my Gaspar Sanz Collection Volume 2, a collection of six works that come with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and…

Henderson and Farintosh Play Prelude, BWV 825 by Bach

Canadian guitarists Drew Henderson and Simon Farintosh perform Prelude from Partita No.1, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel where he is planning more collaborations with friends and colleagues. Beautiful clean performance with excellent rhythmic pacing and voice separation.…

Tariq Harb Plays Prelude No.4, Op.28 by Chopin

Tariq Harb performs Prelude No.4, Op.28 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) on classical guitar, originally for piano. This comes via  Harb’s YouTube Channel. He’s also made his sheet music edition available for free via Google Drive. Beautiful performance and arrangement with some nice pacing and…

Tim Beattie Plays Sonata No.2 del Caminante by Brouwer

Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie performs Sonata No.2 del Caminante by Leo Brouwer (b.1939) at Hailes Castle, Scotland. This comes via Beattie’s YouTube where you can see more info and credits. Sonata No.2 was written in 2007 and was dedicated to Odair Assad. Wonderful performance by Beattie with…

Cicchillitti and Deutsch Play Folk Suite by Jason Noble

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti and flautist Lara Deutsch perform Folk Suite by Jason Noble. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. Wonderful performance and piece filled with a vast variety of melodies and textures. Check out some info below or more via his YouTube description: Originally written…