Category Modern Repertoire

Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino

Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino

Sonata para guitarra (Sonata No.1) was written by Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000) in 1967 and become recognized as one of the major 20th Century full sonatas for guitar. Guastavino was one of the foremost Argentine composers of the 20th century having…

Marcin Dylla Plays C’est la mer melee au soleil by Erik Højsgaard

Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla plays C’est la mer melee au soleil by Danish composer Erik Højsgaard (b.1954). This comes via Dylla’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded at Academy of Music in Katowice on 07.07.2021. Beautiful piece with a brilliantly colourful performance by Dylla with moments of peaceful contemplation…

Adrian Verdejo Plays “for Guitar” by Rodney Sharman

for Guitar by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman was commissioned by Vancouver-based guitarist Adrian Verdejo in 2016 with a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. This performance is taken from an online solo guitar recital presented by Vancouver New…

Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Jacques Hétu

Bradford Werner plays Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu (1938–2010). I’ve been meaning to record this suite for a long time. The suite was commissioned and premiered by Alvaro Pierri with support of the Canada Council for…

Sonate pour guitare et violoncelle en quatre rêves by Duplessy

French guitarist Jérémy Jouve and Cellist François Salque plays Sonate pour guitare et violoncelle en quatre rêves (Sonata for Guitar and Cello in Four Dreams), IV. Rêve fou (Crazy Dream) by French composer and multi-instrumentalist Mathias Duplessy (b.1972). Great playing as usual…

Française and Ariette for Guitar by Jacques Ibert

Française for Guitar (1926) and Ariette for guitar (1935) by Jacques Ibert (1890–1962). Ibert was a major French composer and wrote two solo works for guitar, Française and Ariette. He also composed a chamber music work Entr’acte for flute (or violin) and harp (or…

Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Piazzolla

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti with Denis Plante (bandoneon), Boris Brott (conductor), and the Orchestre classique de Montréal perform Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel.  The movements: Introduction, Milonga (3:56), Tango (9:42). Great…

In a Room by Rodney Sharman

In a Room by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman (b.1958) – This is a wonderful work that I came to know about through Adrian Verdejo‘s performances. The video above is from Sharman’s YouTube channel where he makes the score available to…

Julia Trintschuk Plays Preludios de Primavera by Clerch

Julia Trintschuk performs Preludios de Primavera by Joaquín Clerch (b.1965). This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. Great playing by Trintschuk with careful attention to motive detail throughout. Joaquín Clerch (born 1965 in Havana, Cuba) is a classical guitarist and composer and a close friend…

Hamish Strathdee Plays Hika (In memoriam Toru Takemitsu) by Brouwer

Hamish Strathdee performs Hika (In memoriam Toru Takemitsu) by Leo Brouwer (b.1939) via a live performance, Darmstadt 2021. This comes via Strathdee’s YouTube channel (go subscribe). Cuban composer Brouwer was a close friend of Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Hika (In…

Emma Rush plays Babbit by Kendra Harder

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush plays Babbit by Canadian composer Kendra Harder. This comes via her excellent YouTube Channel. Great playing by Rush and a nice little composition. Many beautiful moments with spacious pacing and that little rhapsodic dance in the middle. The Babbit Square is…

Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser for Guitar and Flute

Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser for Guitar and Flute

Miles Johnston (guitar) and Ji Young Kim (flute) perform Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser (b.1954). This comes via Johnston’s YouTube Channel. Nice to hear this excellent set of works by Beaser and well performed too. Some beautiful moments with wonderfully…