Category Modern Repertoire

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

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…

Andrea De Vitis Plays Tellur by Tristan Murail

Andrea De Vitis plays Tellur (1977) by Tristan Murail (b.1947). This comes via his YouTube channel. Great to hear this piece which I heard live a few years back. Excellent performance by Andrea De Vitis with very focused pacing, dramatic gestures, and sense of space. For…

Anton Baranov Plays Prelude No.5, Op.11 by Scriabin

Russian guitarist Anton Baranov plays Prelude No.5, Op.11 by Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915), originally for piano. This comes via his amazing YouTube Channel. Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist with a whole range of fascinating biographical tidbits (read Baranov’s description below or visit the Wiki). Beautiful…

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…

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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…

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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…