Category Modern Repertoire

Kanahi Yamashita Plays Quatre Pièces Brèves by Martin

Kanahi Yamashita plays Quatre Pièces Brèves by Frank Martin (1890–1974). This comes via her YouTube channel. The four movements are: I. Prelude; II. Air; III. Plainte; IV. Comme une Gigue. Still one of my favourite pieces with a tasteful mix of the serialism of the…

Lorenzo Micheli plays Rondo, Op.129 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Lorenzo Micheli Plays Rondo, Op.129 by Tedesco

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays Rondo, Op.129 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via his great YouTube channel with audio and video by Drew Henderson. Fantastic playing as usual from Micheli with a combined clarity, warmth, and virtuosity that is a step above the rest. He…

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee (guitar) and Gene Koshinski (percussion) play Killjoy – III. “Clockwork” by Gene Koshinski (b.1980), scored for amplified guitar and percussion. Great interactive composition with excellent writing for the guitar. Fantastic playing by Forshee with a demanding and precise…

Francisco Correa Plays Guitar Concerto by Goss

Francisco Correa plays Bold and Bright, Stephen Goss‘s Guitar Concerto (2012). Performed live at the Teatro Colon, Bogotá, Colombia with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia (National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia) under conductor Henrik Schaefer. Nice and accessible concerto with great…

Iliana Matos Plays Brouwer

Iliana Matos plays El Arpa del Guerrero by Brouwer

Iliana Matos plays El Arpa del Guerrero from The Black Decameron by Leo Brouwer (b.1939). This comes via her YouTube channel and a virtual performance at the University of Minnesota, School of Music on December 11, 2020. Crisp and clean…

Andrea De Vitis Plays Into the Rose-Garden by Gilardino

Andrea De Vitis plays Into the rose-garden (in memory of Julian Bream) by Angelo Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his great YouTube channel. The passing of Bream has brought back so many memories of the excellent work and…

Anton Baranov Plays Suite Contatos by Bellinati

Russian guitarist Anton Baranov plays Contatos IV and V from Suite Contatos by Brazilian guitarist and composer Paulo Bellinati (b.1950). This comes via his amazing YouTube Channel. Groovy playing by Baranov with an excellent balance of the texture and superb rhythmic…

Giulio Tampalini Plays Villa-Lobos

Giulio Tampalini Plays Villa-Lobos

Italian guitarist Giulio Tampalini performs the complete Preludes and Etudes as well as Valse-Chôro and Chôros No. 1 by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) on classical guitar.  This comes via Seicorde Magazine‘s great Youtube Channel. Whoa! That is a mighty amount…

Canadian Guitar Quartet Play Roux

Canadian Guitar Quartet Plays Roux

The fantastic Canadian Guitar Quartet with Julien Bisaillon, Renaud Côté-Giguère, Bruno Roussel, and Louis Trépanier play Prologue, Fouge, et Allegro Trépidant by Patrick Roux (b.1962). Recorded live in June 2020, at Domaine Forget de Charlevoix. This comes via their YouTube…

Fabrizio Proietti Plays Tedesco

Italian guitarist Fabrizio Proietti plays the first movement, Allegro con spirito from Sonata (Omaggio a Boccherini), Op. 77 (1934) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their amazing YouTube channel. I’ve always loved this sonata so usually…

Vienna Duo (flute and guitar)

Vienna Duo play Sonatina, Op. 205 by Tedesco (Flute & Guitar)

Vienna Duo with Desislava Dobreva (flute) and Bozhana Pavlova (guitar) play Sonatina, Op. 205 (I.Allegretto grazioso, II. Tempo di Siciliana) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via their new YouTube channel (go give them some subscribers). Filmed at Ehrbar Hall,…