Category Modern Repertoire

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…

Adrian Verdejo plays In a Room by Sharman

There’s a great video of my friend and trio partner Adrian Verdejo playing the beautiful piece “In a Room” by Vancouver composer Rodney Sharman. Vancouver Review Media disabled the embed codes so I can’t post it here but you can…

Victoria Guitar Trio plays Temporal Waves by Nobles

Victoria Guitar Trio with Adrian Verdejo, Michael Dias and Bradford Werner perform Temporal Waves by Vancouver composer Jordan Nobles. As I prepare for a trio concert in Vancouver this weekend I thought I’d share one of the pieces we are playing…

Leo Brouwer – Late 1960 – Early 70s

A rare find of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer (1939) playing sometime in the late 60s or early 70s. Nice camera angles, up and close! Plus, he really goes for it!   Video Link/Source:

Marcin Dylla plays Folia Variations by Ponce

Marcin Dylla plays Variations sur “Folia de España” et Fugue by Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce (1882–1948). This is one of the major works in the guitar repertoire partly for its quality but also for sheer scope. This clocks in at 25mins…

Promo for Microtonal Guitar Duo Album

Microtonal Guitar Duo with Tolgahan Çoğulu & Sinan Cem Eroğlu just released this video as a promo for their new album. Microtonality has been around for ages, even on guitar but its nice to see a young duo so interested in it. Works…

Emanuele Buono Plays Sonata by Antonio Jose (Complete)

Italian guitarist Emanuele Buono plays all four movements of the monumental Antonio Jose (1902-1936) Sonata via the Naxos Youtube Channel. I had no idea until I wrote down the dates that Jose had lived such a short life. What a shame… Maurice…

Altius Duo Play Jobiniana No. 1 by Assad

A nice and clean performance of Jobiniana No. 1 by Sergio Assad (b.1952) by Canadian group Altius Duo (Adam Batstone & Chad Yacobucci). These young guys recently emerged via the University of Toronto and have been putting out some great vids with…

TwoFourTwelve play Prélude et fugue by Tedesco

Duo TwoFourTwelve play Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Prélude et Fugue No.IV from Les Guitares bien tempérées, Op. 199. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) was an Italian composer and one of the few real treats of the modern guitar repertoire. His music is fantastic and these…