Category Modern Repertoire

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

SoloDuo Play Tedesco

SoloDuo Play Prelude No.10 by Tedesco

SoloDuo (Lorenzo Micheli & Matteo Mela) perform Prelude No.10 in B Flat Major Op.199 (Alla rumba) from Les Guitares bien tempérées, Op. 199 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) at a live concert at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel. Op.199 is collection of…

All-Women Virtual Guitar Orchestra Play Dusty Grooves by Assad

The Virtual Guitar Orchestra project with an all-women orchestra perform Dusty Grooves by Clarice Assad (b.1978). The All-Women Virtual Guitar Orchestra is a special project that will feature all women guitarists, playing pieces by woman composers. This comes via the Virtual…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Play The Turing Test by Alex Burtzos

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan perform The Turing Test (2019) by Alex Burtzos (b.1985) for two amplified guitars, fixed media electronics and GuitarAMI. Premiered at the 21st Century Guitar conference. GuitarAMI: 21st Century Augmented Guitars: A project proposed by Edu Meneses, Researcher…

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…