Category Modern Repertoire

Tips on Commissioning Guitar Music by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Commissioning a new guitar piece can be a wonderful thing. If you’re a player, you can have a piece tailored to your musical personality and strengths. If you’re a fan of…

Review: Bradley Colten – Complete Works of Ernst Bacon

Ernst Bacon: The Complete Works for Solo Guitar by Bradley Colten, Classical Guitar Azica Records 2014 Artist website: bradleycolten.com Buy or listen to samples on Amazon: Ernst Bacon: The Complete Works Prolific American composer, pianist, and conductor, Ernst Bacon (1898-1990)…

Canadian Guitar Quartet Play Comme un Tango by Roux

The fantastic Canadian Guitar Quartet play Comme un Tango by Patrick Roux. The quartet has had many members over the years but they are currently concertizing with Julien Bisaillon, Renaud Côté-Giguère, Bruno Roussel, and Louis Trépanier. You can check out some of their…

Altius Guitar Duo Play Tedesco

Altius Duo (Adam Batstone & Chad Yacobucci) play Prelude and Fugue no. XV in A major by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 – 1968). Audio and Video Produced by Drew Henderson. Guitars by Bruno Boutin and Greg Byers. Tedesco was an Italian…

Michael Partington Plays Johanson

Michael Partington performing Open Up Your Ears by Bryan Johanson (b. 1951), UW Milwaukee, April 4, 2014 on a Martin Blackwell guitar. Partington is a fantastic player based in the Seattle area. I’ve seen him play on a number of…

Dublin Guitar Quartet Play Philip Glass

Video Link & Source: Fantastic playing regardless of what you think of Glass on guitar. They have really worked out these arrangements. Dublin Guitar Quartet with Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, Tomas O’Durcain, and Michael O’Toole play Philip Glass String Quartet…

The Gravity of Ms. Peters by Bret Williams

The Gravity of Ms. Peters by Bret Williams with Mark Dover, Clarinet. Matt Aprea, violin. Bret Williams, guitar. Marc Schmied, Bass. I quite like this ensemble work which is very playful. Reminds of something Kronos would be playing. Maybe some…

Xingye Li plays Etude No. 1 by Villa Lobos

Xingye Li plays Etude No. 1 by Heitor Villa Lobos on a 2014 Roy Fankhänel guitar. This video is via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. Xingye Li is blazing here! Intense speed plus some good shaping and…

Bandini, Chiacchiaretta , Cerrato Brothers Play Piazzolla

A performance of Astor Piazzolla’s Invierno Porteño by Giampaolo Bandini (guitar), Cesare Chiacchiaretta (bandoneón) and the Cerrato Brothers (violin & cello) via the Austin Classical Guitar Society on their YouTube and UPG Video. Live and unedited, recorded in the downtown Austin loft of…

Canadian Guitar Quartet Plays Valsa by Gnattali

The Canadian Guitar Quartet plays the third movement of Radamés Gnattali’s Quatro Movimentos Dançantes. Gallery: Laroche/Joncas, Belgo center, Montreal. The quartet has had many members over the years but is currently made up of Julien Bisaillon, Renaud Côté-Giguère, Bruno Roussel,…

Marcin Dylla plays The Sonata of Loneliness by Pēteris Vasks

Fantastic! Marcin Dylla plays The Sonata of Loneliness(1990) by Latvian Pēteris Vasks. In three movements: I-Pensieroso, II-Risoluto, III-Con dolore. Vasks early style was reminiscent of Lutosławski, Penderecki and Crumb but later works explore wide ranging influences such as folk music.…

Review: Daniel Lippel – Sonata by Andrew Violette

Andrew Violette: Sonata for Guitar Played by Dan Lippel New Focus Recordings Release Date: July 8, 2014 Listen to Sample or Buy at Amazon or Listen at New Focus Recoridngs Artist Website: danlippel.com andrewviolette.com This album presents one piece: an…