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Sonata No.4 in E Minor, Op.31 by Matiegka

Sonata No.4 in E Minor, Op.31 by Matiegka

Sonata No.4 in E minor, Op.31 by Wenzel Thomas Matiegka (1773-1830). PDF Sheet music for classical guitar. Three movements: I. Allegro Moderato, II. Schezo and Trio, III. Capricio. Mainly open position playing. Intermediate or advanced depending on the tempo. Approximately grade 8…

Classical Guitar Insight Explores Weiss

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson has a new Youtube channel called Classical Guitar Insight (go subscribe now). The first episode is out and covers a beautiful prelude by Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687–1750). This is fantastic, not only do we get a wonderful performance…

Sanel Redzic Plays Five Preludes by Villa-Lobos

Sanel Redžić plays Five Preludes by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via Redžić’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded in Schottenkirche Erfurt, Germany. Great to have all five preludes performed by one of my favourite guitarists. Redzic’s direct style and balanced musical sensibilities highlight the excellent compositional…

Drew Henderson Plays Campanas del alba by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Campanas del alba by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1903-1982). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Another great video by Henderson after last week’s Paganini vid. First and foremost I love his exquisite performances but add to that pristine…

Hopkinson Smith plays Renaissance Lute Music

Lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays Italian and French Renaissance lute music including Dalza, Spinacino, and Attaingnant at the Conservatorio Vivaldi di Alessandria (Italy). This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing and some of my favourite repertoire of the Renaissance. This…

Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 20 by Paganini

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Caprice No. 20 from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Henderson is one of my favourite players and really brings these works to justice on guitar. Beautiful opening section followed by virtuosic…

Meng Su Concert via Omni Foundation

The amazing Meng Su performs a concert of Piazzolla, Neikrug, Tan Dun, Walton and an encore! The performance was in front of a live audience at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco on September 17th, 2021. This comes via the Omni Foundation online…

Jung Min Kim Performs Dowland Songs

Jung Min Kim performs the vocal and lute parts for Now, o now and Flow my tears by John Dowland (1563-1626). This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Wonderful to see and hear the voice and lute parts played by…

David Russell Plays Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV998 by Bach

David Russell performs Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) recorded in Monforte de Lemos in Northwestern Spain. This comes via the Omni Foundation and their Youtube channel via the Omni On-Location series, Concerts from Historic Sites. Love the introduction to the location…

Ensemble 400

Ensemble 400 – Medieval Music Concert

Ensemble 400 perform a concert in Milan of vocal and instrumental music between the 14th and 15th centuries: man, nature, time, cosmos and the music of the spheres. Ensemble 400: Marcello Serafini, Giuliano Lucini (lute), Maria Notarianni, with vocal work…

David Russell Plays Suite, BWV 997 by Bach

David Russell performs Suite, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) recorded in the Monastery of Tibaes in Northern Portugal. This comes via the Omni Foundation and their Youtube channel via the Omni On-Location series, Concerts from Historic Sites. Love the introduction to the location and, of…