Category Modern Repertoire

Modern repertoire for the classical guitar including videos and sheet music articles. From early 20th century composers to contemporary new music.

Antonio Rugolo Plays Studio No.9, Fantasia by Gilardino

Antonio Rugolo performs Studio No.9 – Fantasia (Omaggio a Roberto Gerhard) from Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza by Angelo Gilardino (1941-2022). This comes via Rugolo’s YouTube channel. I rarely pass on sharing any performance of Angelo Gilardino‘s Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza, which are some of my…

Muxin Li Plays Landslag VII by Gulli Bjornsson

Muxin Li performs Landslag VII – Ólga við Ós (Turbulence where a stream meets a lake) by Gulli Bjornsson (b. 1991) performed on classical guitar at Music of the Earth concert at Curtis Institute of Music. This comes via via Bjornsson’s…

Emma Rush Plays The tall grass bends to listen by Kruisbrink

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush performs The tall grass bends to listen by Annette Kruisbrink (b.1958). This comes via Rush’s YouTube channel. Kruisbrink is Dutch composer and guitarists with over 450 works which you can explore here. As Rush mentions, “The composition and video are in memory of…

Simon Farintosh Plays Joyful Departure by Towner

Canadian guitarist Simon Farintosh performs Joyful Departure by Ralph Towner (b.1940) on an 8-string guitar by Jeff Sigurdson. This comes via Simon’s YouTube channel with recording by Drew Henderson. Great performance by Farintosh with lots of great rhythmic moments and handling of the playful texture. I…

Cicchillitti Plays Ombres et lumières by Roux

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs Ombres et lumières by Canadian composer and guitarist Patrick Roux (b.1962). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel and recorded by Drew Henderson. You can find the sheet music for the duo or solo version at Les Productions d’Oz. Great performance by Cicchillitti with…

McGregor-Verdejo Duo Play Missing You by Sharman

McGregor-Verdejo Duo with Mark McGregor (alto flute) and Adrian Verdejo (classical guitar) perform Missing You by Rodney Sharman. This comes via Redshift Music Society and their Youtube channel. This is also from a new online concert series, Duets, featuring video…

Marco De Biasi Performs Vento d’Inverno 

Marco De Biasi performs his own composition Vento d’Inverno inside the historic 13th-century Oratorio dei Battuti Church in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. This comes via the Omni Foundation online series and their Youtube channel. I’ve posted videos of Marco De Biasi’s excellent playing and compositions a few times…

Patrik Kleemola Plays Five Preludes by Villa-Lobos

Finnish guitarist Patrik Kleemola performs Five Preludes by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) on classical guitar. This comes via Kleemola’s YouTube channel. Recorded at Sigyn Hall of Turku Conservatory, Finland. Great performance by Kleemola and wonderful to have all five preludes in one place. Kleemola has been recording some…

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…

Steve Cowan Plays Balance by Tim Brady

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan performs Balance by Canadian composer and guitarist Tim Brady at the Grand Guitar Salon in Montreal, Québec, Canada. Performed on a guitar built in collaboration with Philip Woodfield’s son Oliver Moore, more info here. This comes via the salon’s YouTube…

Marisa Minder

Marisa Minder Plays 6 corde & 12 semitoni by Widmer

Marisa Minder performs 6 corde & 12 semitoni by Werner Widmer (b.1953) on classical guitar. This comes via Minder’s YouTube channel. Excellent performance by Minder with amazing contrasts as well as dynamic and textural control for the various motifs. You…

Antonio Rugolo Plays Studio No. 6 (Goya) by Gilardino

Antonio Rugolo performs Studio No. 6 – Soledad (Omaggio a Francisco Goya) from Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza by Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his YouTube channel. This is one of my favourite studies from Angelo Gilardino‘s Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza. Although the compositional style…