Category Modern Repertoire

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

Alec Holcomb Plays Danza Caracteristica by Brouwer

Alec Holcomb performs Danza Característica “Quítate de la Acera” (1957) by Leo Brouwer (b.1939). This comes via Holcomb’s YouTube Channel. Excellent performance with risk and precision all wrapped up with rhythmic confidence and musicality. I love his dynamic work that he fits in…

Johnston Brothers Play Tonadilla by Rodrigo

The Johnston Brothers with Ziggy and Miles Johnston perform Tonadilla for two guitars (I. Allegretto ma non troppo II. Minueto pomposo III. Allegro vivace) by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). This comes via their great YouTube channel. Excellent ensemble skills and articulations throughout with virtuosity to…

Sam Cave Performs Outcast by Michael Finnissy

Sam Cave performs Outcast by Michael Finnissy (b.1946), written for Cave in 2021. This comes via his YouTube Channel. The work had its world premiere by Cave at the 21st Century Guitar Conference in Indiana, USA in March but due to…

Dublin Guitar Quartet Play Three Pieces by Stravinsky

Dublin Guitar Quartet (Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, David Creevy and Tomas O’ Durcain) perform Three Pieces for String Quartet by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Above is the first movement but I’ll update this post as the rest of the set are posted.…

Zoran Dukic Plays Cinema Paradiso by Goss

Zoran Dukic Plays Cinema Paradiso by Goss

Zoran Dukic performs Cinema Paradiso by Stephen Goss. This comes from via GuitarCoop and their YouTube Channel. Commissioned by GuitarCoop, ‘Cinema Paradiso’ is music about film. Each of the six short movements pays homage to a director or genre. Video direction by…

Grygorii Koval Plays Serenade by Gubaidulina

Ukrainian classical guitarist Grygorii Koval plays Serenade by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Koval, who is studying for doctorate at USC, also put together this fundraiser for nine young guitar students still in Vinnytsia, Ukraine which you can see…

Ranallo and Beattie: Ouroboros Miniatures by Bolaños

Ranallo and Beattie: Ouroboros Miniatures by Bolaños

Lenny Ranallo and Tim Beattie perform Ouroboros Miniatures (2008) for two guitars by Gabriel Bolaños (1984). Originally broadcast at the 21C Guitar Festival. This comes via Beattie’s YouTube channel. Excellent performance and ensemble skills by Ranallo and Beattie with intricate articulations and…

Goran Krivokapić Plays Sonata del Decamerón Negro by Brouwer

Goran Krivokapić performs Sonata del Decamerón Negro (Guitar Sonata No. 3) by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer (b.1939). This comes via his excellent YouTube channel. Sonata No.3 is dedicated to the Greek guitarist Costas Cotsiolis, and first published in 2012. Not…

Henrique Carvalho Plays Improviso No.3 by Luiz

Brazilian classical guitarist Henrique Carvalho performs Improviso No.3 – Rítmico from Três Improvisos (2021) by João Luiz. This comes via Luiz’s YouTube channel. I’ve featured the playing of João Luiz a number of times on site but love this exciting…

Felipe Celis Catalan Plays Los Espejos Sonata by Javier Contreras

Chilean guitarist Felipe Celis Catalán plays Sonata “Los Espejos” by Chilean composer Javier Contreras (b.1983). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel but you can also visit Catalán’s YouTube as well. Great sonata and excellent performance of the thick texture while maintaining nice…

Fabrizio Proietti Plays Tedesco Sonata Op.77

Italian guitarist Fabrizio Proietti plays Sonata (Omaggio a Boccherini), Op. 77 (1934) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube and Proietti’s Youtube. I’ve always loved this sonata so usually share it whenever I get the…

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Killjoy by Koshinski

Zane Forshee (guitar) and Gene Koshinski (percussion) play all three movements of Killjoy by Gene Koshinski (b.1980), scored for amplified guitar and percussion. This comes via Koshinski’s Youtube. Great interactive composition with excellent writing for the guitar. Fantastic playing by…