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Marcin Dylla plays The Sonata of Loneliness by Pēteris Vasks

Fantastic! Marcin Dylla plays The Sonata of Loneliness(1990) by Latvian Pēteris Vasks. In three movements: I-Pensieroso, II-Risoluto, III-Con dolore. Vasks early style was reminiscent of Lutosławski, Penderecki and Crumb but later works explore wide ranging influences such as folk music.…

Adrian Verdejo plays In a Room by Sharman

There’s a great video of my friend and trio partner Adrian Verdejo playing the beautiful piece “In a Room” by Vancouver composer Rodney Sharman. Vancouver Review Media disabled the embed codes so I can’t post it here but you can…

Vintage John Williams Talks and Plays Weiss

John Williams talks about and plays Suite in F by German Baroque lutenist and composer Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750) back in 1978. The video quality isn’t great but I love seeing these rare videos where he plays repertoire I didn’t…

Scott Morris Lesson on Barring Technique

Scott Morris gives a lesson on Barring Technique (the Barre). This comes via the excellent GSI (Guitar Salon International), thanks! Their blurb: “In this lesson Scott addresses the topic of barring – when and how to bar, and also when…

Victoria Guitar Trio plays Temporal Waves by Nobles

Victoria Guitar Trio with Adrian Verdejo, Michael Dias and Bradford Werner perform Temporal Waves by Vancouver composer Jordan Nobles. As I prepare for a trio concert in Vancouver this weekend I thought I’d share one of the pieces we are playing…

New Release & Interview with Alan Rinehart

Soliloquies and Dreams (For Janice) Artist website: Alan Rinehart Album Programme Notes and samples NovaScribe Editions / Alan Rinehart, 2014. Buy the Album via Amazon: Soliloquies and Dreams I’ve had the plesure of meeting Canadian guitarist Alan Rinehart on a number…

Leonora Spangenberger (11) plays Allegro by Bach

Another great youth player, Leonora Spangenberger (11) plays Allegro BWV 998 by J. S. Bach on a 2003 Curt Claus Voigt guitar. Video via Siccas Guitars on YouTube, a great source for high quality videos as of late. Bravo. I like…

Drew Henderson plays Allegro from BWV 1003 by Bach

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays the Allegro from Violin Sonata no. 2 BWV 1003 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750). Drew continues to amaze us with his excellent playing but the icing on the cake is the production value. Great playing, great sound,…

Emanuele Buono Plays Sonata by Antonio Jose (Complete)

Italian guitarist Emanuele Buono plays all four movements of the monumental Antonio Jose (1902-1936) Sonata via the Naxos Youtube Channel. I had no idea until I wrote down the dates that Jose had lived such a short life. What a shame… Maurice…