Category Modern Repertoire

Josh Moore plays Drei Tentos by Henze

Josh Moore plays Drei Tentos (1958) by German composer Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012). Henze wrote quite a few works for guitar which is amazing since he is such an important composer and didn’t play himself. Bream is to thank for…

Victoria Guitar Trio Play Godin

Some clips from a recent concert I played in with my buddies from the Victoria Guitar Trio on March 22, 2015. These movements are from a multi-movement work named On Poetics written for us by Scott Edward Godin. This is just four of…

Review: Nowhere Found by Sean Hayward

Nowhere Foundby Sean HaywardBuy or listen to samples on BandcampArtist Website: haywardsound.com Musicians: Sean Hayward – guitarsZephyr Culbertson Adee – bassJan Purat, Lorna Saxton, Zachary Ragent – violinsIttai Rosenbaum – piano Sean Hayward is a composer, guitarist, and recording engineer…

Jérémy Jouve plays Toccata de Lucia by Duplessy

French guitarist Jérémy Jouve plays Toccata de Lucia by Mathias Duplessy. Clean and quick playing with such smooth phrasing, Jouve is awesome. Available on the album “Cavalcade” coming out in April or May. If you don’t know Jouve he has…

Henderson-Kolk Duo Play Tedesco

The Canadian Henderson-Kolk Duo (Drew Henderson & Michael Kolk) play Prelude no. 3 in a minor by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). This comes via Drew Henderson’s YouTube Channel. This prelude is from “Les Guitares bien tempérées” Op. 199 (24 preludes and fugues…

Christophe Dejour Plays Berg Op. 1

Christophe Dejour plays Opus 1 by Alban Berg (1885–1935). For all you students out there Berg is one of the more important composers of the 20th century, to date his Wozzeck is the most widely performed opera among the Second Viennese School.…

Xuefei Yang Plays Spring Breeze

Happy Year of the Goat! Here is Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang in a live performance at the 2014 Chinese Festival at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Via her Youtube: “The piece is from Taiwan, and is called Spring Breeze. This…

Kostas Tosidis plays Ourkouzounov

Greek guitarist Kostas Tosidis, here he is playing Sonate N°2 “Hommage à Bartok” (1997) by Bulgarian composer Atanas Ourkouzounov. This is a follow up to the Ligeti sonata post from last week. Audio & Video recorded and edited by Ronny Wiesauer. Kostas plays…

Kostas Tosidis Plays György Ligeti’s Cello Sonata

Greek guitarist Kostas Tosidis Plays György Ligeti’s (1923–2006) Cello Sonata arranged for guitar Kostas Tosidis. This sonata is part of the album “Unreal City” by Kostas Tosidis. You can read my review of the album here. Includes 5 sonatas by A.Ginastera, A. Ourkouzounov,…

Seyoung Park Plays Tedesco

A follow up to the post of the other Youth winner Xu Kun Liu from a few days ago. Seyoung Park Plays Vivo ed energico from Sonata by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). You can check out more videos from Seyoung Park…

Jérôme Ducharme plays Tedesco Op. 71

Canadian guitarist Jérôme Ducharme plays Variations à travers les siècles (Variations through Centuries), Op. 71 (1932) by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). Nice to hear this early work by Tedesco which I’ve never actually heard before. He wrote this one…

Alex Park plays Gigue by Ponce

Alex Park playing the Gigue from Manuel Ponce’s Suite in A Minor. This comes via the great Guitar Salon International and their YouTube Channel. I love how clean and rhythmic this performance is. At first I though his might be a…