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Cicchillitti and Deutsch Play Armstrong

Cicchillitti and Deutsch Play Armstrong

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti and flautist Lara Deutsch perform Vistas by Canadian composer John Gordon Armstrong. The movements and times are Horizon (0:00); Dance of the Shadows (5:18); Sunset (8:24). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel and their new album titled Wanderlust available via Leaf Music. Great performance and…

Gabriel Bianco Concert & Discussion

Gabriel Bianco performs a concert of works by Bach, Giuliani, and Ponce from his hometown of Lille, France. This comes via Altamira Guitars and their YouTube channel and was performed on three models of Altamira Guitars (Guadagnini, N500, and N300). In the video he…

Drew Henderson Plays Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001 by Bach

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), originally for unaccompanied violin. This comes via Henderson’s YouTube channel and performed at The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Toronto. Wonderful performance by Henderson with excellent pacing and some very crisp…

Ariel Abramovich Plays Ricercars by Francesco da Milano

Ariel Abramovich performs three Ricercars (or Fantasias) by Italian Renaissance lute composer Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) on vihuela de mano. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s great YouTube channel. Excellent performance by Abramovich with a lovely rhythmic feel and motivic attention. I love the…

Bozhana Pavlova Plays Drei Tentos by Henze

Bozhana Pavlova performs Drei Tentos from Kammermusik (1958) by Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012) on classical guitar. This comes via Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. I love the Drei Tentos and can’t help to feature them whenever they appear. The concise and lyrical writing…

Marko Topchii performs Prelude No.5 in B major by Konstantin Bliokh

Marko Topchii Plays Prelude No.5 by Bliokh

Ukrainian classical guitarist Marko Topchii performs Prelude No.5 in B major by Konstantin Bliokh (b.1976). This comes via Topchii’s YouTube channel. Konstantin Bliokh was born in 1976 in Kharkov, Ukraine and he is currently living in Tokyo, Japan. This prelude comes from a…

Stephen Stubbs Plays Sanz and Murcia on Baroque Guitar

Stephen Stubbs (Baroque guitar) performs Pavanas by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) and Fandango by Santiago de Murcia (1682-1739) with Maxine Eilander (harp). This comes via the Pacific MusicWorks on their YouTube. If you’d like to play some Sanz I have an extensive collection of his works on the…

João Luiz Plays Brouwer

João Luiz Plays Los Guardianes de La Magia by Brouwer

João Luiz performs Los Guardianes de La Magia (dedicated to João Luiz) by Leo Brouwer (b.1939). This comes via his YouTube channel. You might already know João Luiz from the amazing Brasil Guitar Duo. This is the second video of…

Marco Saccardin - Baritone and Theorbo Concert

Marco Saccardin – Baritone & Theorbo Concert

Marco Saccardin (baritone and theorbo) performs a beautiful concert titled Tempro la cetra with music by Piccinini, Rasi, Monteverdi, Caccini, Kapsberger, and Frescobaldi. Concert in May 2023 at the Auditorium San Dionigi, Vigevano, Italy. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Repertoire…

Tim Beattie Plays Sonata No.2 del Caminante by Brouwer

Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie performs Sonata No.2 del Caminante by Leo Brouwer (b.1939) at Hailes Castle, Scotland. This comes via Beattie’s YouTube where you can see more info and credits. Sonata No.2 was written in 2007 and was dedicated to Odair Assad. Wonderful performance by Beattie with…

João Luiz Plays Mignoniana by Assad

João Luiz plays Mignoniana from 24 Studies for Guitar by Sergio Assad (b.1952). This comes via Luiz’s YouTube channel. Great piece with all the weaving musical lines and rhythmic interest. Wonderful performance by Luiz with such a natural rhythmic momentum and motivic awareness. Here’s what…