Category Modern Repertoire

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

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…

Emotional Expression Etudes by Daisuke Terauchi

Tsunehito Tsuchihashi and Gaku Yamada perform Emotional Expression Etudes by Daisuke Terauchi (b.1974). This comes via Gaku Yamada’s YouTube. I know this might not be everyone’s cup of tea but what an interesting and diverse set of works. Great performance…

Thu Le Plays Loi Lo Blend by Assad

Thu Le performs Loi Lo Blend by Sergio Assad (b.1952) on classical guitar. This comes via Knobloch Strings and their YouTube channel. Amazing performance by Thu Le with impressive clarity to the intricate lines and an infectious rhythmic delivery. Great blending of musical styles by…

Fortunato & Perciballi Play Bagatelle by Ida Presti

Salvatore Fortunato & Fabio Perciballi perform Bagatelle by Ida Presti (1924-1967). This comes via Siccas Guitars media program and their YouTube channel. Great performance of this exciting duo with excellent motivic attention and fun articulation throughout. They also have a recording of this work…

Bozhana Pavlova Plays Drei Tentos by Henze

Bozhana Pavlova performs Drei Tentos from Kammermusik (1958) by Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012) on classical guitar. This comes via Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. I love the Drei Tentos and can’t help to feature them whenever they appear. The concise and lyrical writing…

Tim Beattie Plays Habanera by Marius Flothuis

Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie performs Habanera from Twee stukken voor gitaar, Op.22 (1944) by Dutch composer Marius Flothuis (1914-2001) at the Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. This comes via Beattie’s YouTube channel and Riddle Films. Flothuis is a major composer and, to my…

Tariq Harb Plays Cello Suite No.1 by Britten

Tariq Harb performs movements I. Canto Primo and V. Serenata from Cello Suite No.1, Op.72 by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), arranged for classical guitar by Harb. This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube channel. You can buy his sheet music for this work here. I love Britten…