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Bradford Werner Plays Sarabande for Guitar by Francis Poulenc

Bradford Werner plays Sarabande for Guitar, To Ida Presti, (FP179) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Composed in 1960. I love this piece for it’s motivic repetition and overall calm feel. Sheet Music: I’m using this Recordi edition via SMP but changed…

Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 9 by Paganini

The amazing Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Caprice No. 9 “The Hunt” from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Love his smooth legato lines, witty articulations, and quick contrasts.  Excellent write-up by Henderson on YouTube:…

Henderson-Kolk Duo Play Mozart

The amazing Canadian Henderson-Kolk Guitar Duo (Drew Henderson & Michael Kolk) play their arrangement of Duo for Violin and Viola in G major K.422 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). This comes via Henderson’s great YouTube channel. Wonderful playing as usual, it’s pure grace…

Tariq Harb plays Prelude Op. 5 by Barrios

Tariq Harb plays Prelude in G minor, Op. 5 by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Love his energetic and beautiful playing and that new guitar! Via his YouTube: “The audio here was recorded using a Zoom H6 in…

Drew Henderson plays Lob der Tränen by Schubert

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Lob der Tränen by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) on an 1868 René Lacôte guitar. This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Wonderful playing as usual from Henderson. I’m assuming this is the period arrangement by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) in his…

Drew Henderson Plays Sor on a 1868 Lacôte

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Largo non tanto from Fantasie, Op. 7 by Fernando Sor (1778–1839) on an 1868 René Lacôte guitar. This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Fantasic playing as usual from Henderson. I love 19th century guitars for Sor…

Jeffrey McFadden Plays Cuatro Piezas by Ponce

Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden plays Cuatro piezas para guitarra by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via McFadden’s fantastic Youtube channel. Recorded by Drew Henderson in July, 2018 at St. Anne’s Anglican, Toronto. Guitar by Marcus Dominelli, 2017. Excellent playing as usual from McFadden with beautiful phrasing and…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Play Choro by Andrew Staniland

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Choro: The Joyful Lament for Villa Lobos for 2 guitars (2014) by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland (b.1977). This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube Channel. Video by Drew Henderson. Some great ensemble work here from intricate exchanges and…

Concert Prep: Dalza, Kellner, Hetu

For this week’s vlog I run-through of some solo material I’ve been working on and preparing for next week (concert info here). Still lots of practicing to do! HD Youtube Link Pieces (links to the sheet music): Joan Ambrosio Dalza…