Category Modern Repertoire

Goran Krivokapić Plays Prelude No. 3 by Villa-Lobos

Goran Krivokapić performs Prelude No. 3 in A Minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. Krivokapić is one of my favourite players partly for his solid musical balance but also his selected moments of brilliance and beauty. Nice to…

Kassandra Siebel Plays Final, Sonata para guitarra by José

Kassandra Siebel plays the 4th movement Final from Sonata para guitarra by Antonio José (1902-1936). This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars in Germany and their YouTube. Amazing performance by Siebel with some super fluid passages and great dynamic control and articulations. This is one of…

Patrik Kleemola performs Etude No. 6 by Klami

Finnish guitarist Patrik Kleemola performs Markku Klami’s Etude No. 6 ’Puro (Stream)’, from Etudes for guitar (2021). Also includes a discussion about the work at the end of the video. This comes via his great Youtube channel. Also check out the rest of the etudes via…

Michael Kolk - Guitar

Michael Kolk Plays Sonata No. 1 by Guastavino

Canadian guitarist Michael Kolk performs the first movement, Allegro deciso e molto rítmico from Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000). This comes via his excellent YouTube Channel with audio and video by Henderson. Wonderful performance by Kolk with beautiful flowing lines, refined phrasing, articulation, and plenty of…

Samuel Hines - Guitar

Samuel Hines Plays Preludio e toccatina by Assad

Samuel Hines plays the 3rd movement, Preludio e toccatina from Aquarelle by Sergio Assad (b.1952). This comes via his YouTube channel. This is first time I’ve featured the excellent American guitarist, Samuel Hines. Great playing with some beautiful phrasing in the prelude and some…

Variations on a Theme of Scriabin by Tansman

Thomas Viloteau performs Variations on a Theme of Scriabin by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986), written in 1972 for Andres Segovia, after the Prelude, Op. 16, No. 4 by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915). This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Wonderful performance by Viloteau with virtuosity, superb…

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…