Category Early Music

Bryan Burns plays Preludium by Dowland

Bryan Burns plays Preludium (Poulton 98) by John Dowland (1563–1626) via Boston Guitarfest  2013. Dowland is one of my personal favorite composers for plucked instruments or any other instrument for that matter. Burns has a nice touch ranging from clear and…

Adam Holzman plays Capriccio by Pietro Paolo Melli

Adam Holzman plays Capriccio “Il Gran Monarca” by Pietro Paolo Melli (1575-1620) at the Boston GuitarFest 2011. Holzman is famous for his excellent teaching and high level students but his playing is equally wonderful. I know very little about Melli, however, the music…

The Image of Melancholly by Holborne for Ensemble (Free PDF)

The Image of Melancholly by Anthony Holborne (1545-1602) Arranged for Guitar Ensemble From: Consort Music from Pavans, Galliards, Almains and other short Aeirs London 1599 Arranged for Guitar Ensemble by Bradford Werner Consort music is perfect for guitar ensemble arrangements…

Rolf Lislevand Plays Santiago de Murcia on a 1679 Guitar

Rolf Lislevand plays A.Stradivari Sabionari, 1679 guitar. He’s playing Tarantela by Spanish guitarist and composer Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739). I just love Baroque guitar with its pluckier softer sound. When played on modern guitar the strumming is a bit harsh and…

Review: The Early Romantic Guitar by Murray Visscher

The Early Romantic Guitar by Murray Visscher, 19th Century Guitar Titania, 2010 Repertoire: Francois de Fossa (Op. 12, Cinquième Fantasie sur l’air des Folies d’Espagne) Mauro Giuliani (Op. 33, 12 Ecossoises) & (Op. 102, Introduction et Variation ) Ferdinando Carulli…

Review: Musique Ancienne by Bruno Jacques Pelletier

Musique Ancienne by Bruno Jacques Pelletier Works of: Bach, Vallet, Dowland, Weiss © 2010 Les Productions Discorde Artist Website: brunojacquespelletier.com This review was previously published on Classical Guitar Canada in 2010. Canadian guitarist Bruno Jacques Pelletier has sent me a very interesting…