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Kanahi Yamashita Plays the Chaconne BWV1004 by Bach

Kanahi Yamashita plays the Chaconne from Violin Partita No.2, BWV1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via her YouTube channel. Since her childhood in Nagasaki, Japan, Kanahi Yamashita was a member of the amazing Yamashita Family Quintet. I had…

Davin-Levin Duo Play Philip Glass (Harp & Guitar)

The Davin-Levin Duo play Etude No. 6 by Philip Glass (b.1937), originally for piano, arranged with permission from Dunvagen Music Publishers. This comes via their great YouTube Channel. The Davin-Levin Duo is comprised of Emily Levin, Principal Harp with the…

Lorenzo Micheli Plays Passacaglia Op. 195 by Tedesco

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays Passacaglia sul tema del Dies irae (no. 12) from 24 Caprichos de Goya op. 195 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel and with audio and video by Drew Henderson. Micheli is one of…

Henderson-Kolk Duo Play Vivaldi

The amazing Canadian Henderson-Kolk Duo with Drew Henderson & Michael Kolk play Concerto for two violins, two cellos, strings and continuo (D-dur RV 564) by by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), arranged by Henderson. This comes via Henderson’s great YouTube channel. Two of my favourite…

JIJI Plays Harp of Nerves Guitar Concerto by Purrington

JIJI performs Harp of Nerves, guitar concerto by Hilary Purrington with the ASU Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Jeffery Meyer. This comes via JIJI’s amazing YouTube Channel. The concerto was commissioned by American Composers Orchestra (Paul and Michelle Underwood and additional…

Sanel Redžić Plays Prelude No.1 by Villa-Lobos

Sanel Redžić plays Prelude No.1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via Redzic’s fantastic YouTube channel. Great playing as usual from Redzic, I really like how direct he plays this and yet with a natural phrasing and rubato that keeps…

Folias Gallegas by Santiago de Murcia - Sheet Music and Tab PDF for Classical Guitar

Folias Gallegas by Santiago de Murcia (Lesson, PDF)

Folias Gallegas by Santiago de Murcia (1682-1739) – Sheet Music arranged for Classical Guitar with both Notation-Only Edition and a Notation & TAB edition. Originally for Baroque guitar. Left hand fingering. PDF Download. The level is Intermediate (Approximately Grade 5-6). PDF Sheet…

Storytime with Xuefei Yang

Stories and Advice with Xuefei Yang

Guitarist Xuefei Yang tells us about her pre-concert routine and advice on performing in public, her craziest concert mishaps, and about her experience arranging music on classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel for their series of videos…

Rob MacDonald plays In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu

Canadian guitarist Rob MacDonald plays In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). The three movements are: Wainscot Pond; Rosedale; and Muir Woods. This comes via MacDonald’s excellent YouTube channel. Video by Drew Henderson. Excellent playing by MacDonald with clean and…

Drew Henderson Plays BWV997 by Bach

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue, and Double from the Suite for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Great playing as usual from Henderson with a balanced sense…

Theorbo Development in the 17th Century

Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it’s like to carry it around on the train. “People complain a lot about the space that I…