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2019 Dominelli Classical Guitar

2019 Dominelli Classical Guitar Luthier Website: dominelliguitars.com YouTube Video Link I had a special treat this week when local luthier Marcus Dominelli dropped off a guitar for me to try out. Such a warm bell-like tone, great balance, and amazing…

Steve Cowan plays Prélude by Khachaturian

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Prelude by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978), arranged by Rafael Andia for Éditions transatlantiques. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. You can also hear it on his album Arctic Sonata on Spotify or iTunes. Video and sound by…

Pascal Valois and Jacques-André Houle Play Lhoyer

 Canadian guitarist Pascal Valois and Jacques-André Houle (violin) play Agitato from Sonate pour guitare avec accompagnement de violon, Op. 17, No. 1 by Antoine de Lhoyer (1768-1852). Romantic Guitar by Cabasse-Bernard, Mirecourt (ca. 1820). This comes via Valois’ YouTube Channel.…

Brent Crawford Plays Cavatina by Tansman

Canadian guitarist Brent Crawford plays Cavatina by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986). The movements: i) Preludio ii) Sarabande (3:27) iii) Scherzino (6:20) iv) Barcarole (9:10). This comes via his great YouTube channel with video work by the amazing Drew Henderson. Great playing…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Toccata by Rodrigo

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti plays Toccata (1933) by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). This comes via his great YouTube channel with video work by the amazing Drew Henderson and guitar by Canadian luthier Jean Rompré. Exciting performance from Cicchillitti who continues to impress…

Joshua Shi Plays Hetu Op.41 Final

Joshua Shi plays the Final from Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu (1938–2010). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Played on a on a 1988/2016 Jeff Elliott that was built in 1988 as an 8-string, then…

Tariq Harb Plays Turina

Tariq Harb plays the third movement, Allegro vivo from Sonata, Op.61 for solo guitar by Joaquin Turina (1882–1949) originally dedicated to Segovia. This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Love his energetic and beautiful playing and nice to see all…

Bradford Werner Plays Impressions soleil couchant by Dyens

Bradford Werner plays Impressions soleil couchant (à Francis Poulenc) by Roland Dyens (1955-2016) and via my YouTube. I’ll be trying to post weekly student and intermediate pieces so you can discover new repertoire to play. I love this simple hommage…

Iliana Matos Plays Ponce’s Sonata clásica

Iliana Matos plays the first movement Allegro from Sonata clásica (1928) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via her YouTube channel. We don’t hear these Ponce sonatas as often as we should these days. I guess they are a lot of…

Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong

Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong (2018) by Jeffrey McFadden. This comes via McFadden’s fantastic Youtube channel. Recorded March 27, 2019 at St.Mary Magdalene Church, Toronto, by Drew Henderson. Guitar by my fellow Victorian  Marcus Dominelli (2019). Beautiful…