Category Early Music

Early music with classical guitar, lute, theorbo, vihuela and Baroque guitar. Music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras for classical guitar.

Jason Vieaux plays Gigue BWV 996 by Bach

American guitarist and recent Grammy winner Jason Vieaux plays  Gigue (6th mvt.) from Lute Suite No.1 in E minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Colorado Public Radio and their YouTube. It’s a thick piece which makes his technique look…

Uros Baric plays Sonata VI by Zamboni

Slovenian guitarist Uros Baric plays Sonata VI (Allemanda, Giga, Sarabanda, Gavotta) by Italian lutenist and composer Giovanni Zamboni (fl. early 18th century, c1664-1721). This is a casual video from a house concert including quite a bit of hiss in the…

Drew Henderson (8-String Guitar) Plays Weiss

The excellent Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Fantasie by German lutenist and composer Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750). Drew is one of my favorite guitarists and Weiss my favorurite lute composer! Actually, last year I got a chance to go to Dresden and…

Ivan Petricevic Plays Gigue BWV 1004 by Bach

Ivan Petricevic plays Gigue BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on a 2011 Dieter Müller Doubletop.This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their fantastic YouTube channel. “Petricevic was born in 1987. Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. He studied in the class of Ante…

Drew Henderson Plays Bach BWV 1003

The fantastic Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays the Adagio and Fuga from J.S. Bach’s second Sonata for Solo Violin BWV 1003. In his own words: “This arrangement draws upon material from Bach’s own arrangement of this piece for keyboard BWV…

Nigel North (Lute) Plays Dowland Set

The wonderful Nigel North (lute) plays a set of works by English composer and lutenist John Dowland (1563–1626). The pieces are: Pavan “Solus cum sola,” Melancholy Galliard, Orlando Sleepeth, Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe. This comes via the Boston Guitarfest back in 2013 and their great YouTube Channel. You can buy…

Tariq Harb Plays Fugue BWV 1001 by Bach

Canadian based guitarist Tariq Harb performs the Fugue from J. S. Bach’s first solo Violin Sonata, BWV 1001. This comes via his great YouTube channel. Audio and video by the amazing Drew Henderson. Tariq Harb teaches at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He…

SoloDuo play Le tic-toc-choc by Couperin

Italian guitar duo: SoloDuo (Lorenzo Micheli & Matteo Mela) play Le tic-toc-choc by French Baroque composer Francois Couperin (1668–1733). Originally for keyboard, this work translates nicely to guitar. Audio and Video by Canadian guitarist and audio-visual producer Drew Henderson & Cheryll Chung. You can…

SoloDuo play Scarlatti

Italian guitar duo: SoloDuo (Lorenzo Micheli & Matteo Mela) play Sonata K 386 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757). Son of renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, Domenico was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and…

Review: Performing Baroque Music on Classical Guitar by Peter Croton

Performing Baroque Music on the Classical Guitar: a practical handbook based on historical sourcesby Peter CrotonPaperback: 240 pagesPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 15, 2015)Author’s Website: peter-croton.com Look inside the book or buy: Performing Baroque Music via Amazon There are…

3 Lutes and Voice setting of il Ballo di Mantova

Renata Fusco, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela & Massimo Lonardi perform in a very pleasing setting of lutes, a vihuela (or some early guitar), and voice. I imagine this is their own arrangement of a consort accompaniment but not sure. La…

Uros Baric Plays Jakub Polak

Uros Baric is a classical guitarist, music producer and guitar instructor based in Slovenia, Europe. He also runs Baros Records, a new record label and recording studio, founded in 2014. Below are three works by renaissance composer Jakub Polak (c.…