Category Modern Repertoire

Strata Motion for Guitar Quartet by Richard Melkonian

A live performance of Strata Motion for Guitar Quartet by Richard Melkonian who is a composer and conductor currently studying at Guildhall School for Music & Drama.  Performed by Remy Reber (Guitar I) Giacomo Bigoni (Guitar II) Marcin Koziol (Guitar III) Michael Poll (Guitar…

Changes Upon the Guitar by Frank Wallace

Video Link/Source: Changes Upon the Guitar from As It Could Be by Frank A. Wallace for violin, viola and seven guitars Written: December, 2013 for Richard Provost and the Hartt School of Music Commissioned by: the Hartt School of…

Frank Wallace plays Fire from The Elements

Fire is the first of four movements from The Elements, written and performed by composer/guitarist Frank Wallace via his YouTube and Gyre Music Label. You can also check out this glowing review I did of his recent album back in January…

Seyoung Park plays Brouwer Etudes 1-5

Seyoung Park is one of the Youth Guitarist’s I’ve been following on the site. Here she plays Brouwer’s Estudio Sencillos 1-5. She has a great YouTube channel and continues to record. I like featuring youth guitarists because they sometimes have a fresh…

Tariq Harb Plays Passacaglia for Eli by Brouwer

Tariq Harb plays An Idea – Passacaglia for Eli Leo Brouwer dedicated to guitarist Eli Kassner, founder of the Toronto Guitar Society. An Idea for solo guitar was written for the 75th birthday of Eli Kassner at Cordoba April, 1999.…

Tal Hurwitz Plays Sonatina op.52 by Lennox Berkeley

Tal Hurwitz Plays Sonatina for Guitar op.52 by Lennox Berkeley. I actually posted a live version of him playing this previously but this studio version is better and who doesn’t love this work enough to hear it again. Nice recording…

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin Britten

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin Britten These posts explore famous works of the past and present. You might enjoy the history and video performances, or this might be a good way for students to become familiar with the famous works.…

William Kanengiser plays Johanson

William Kanengiser plays The Magic Serenade by Bryan Johanson. Nice spoken introduction to the piece. via Youtube: “This video was recorded on January 31st, 2014 as part of the 2013-2014 Portland Classic Guitar Series. The piece was composed by Portland based composer Bryan…

Marina Alexandra Plays Koshkin & York

Marina Alexandra plays March of Toy Soldiers by Nikita Koshkin & Sunburst by Andrew York via TEDx on YouTube. She gives a nice little explanation of both pieces before playing which explains the musical effects in relation to the story of the…

Microtonal Guitar (Fixed Fret) by Tolgahan Çoğulu

A great demo by Tolgahan Çoğulu. Great playing too. I’ve only dabbled with microtonal music but having a fixed fret guitar would really help the process. However, depending on the composer or style of music you might need many different…

Agnew McAllister Duo play Sivi Grivi by Thomas

The Agnew McAllister Duo (Aisling Agnew and Matthew McAllister) perform ‘Sivi Grivi’ by Alan Thomas live during the Lake Recording Session in the Port of Menteith Church. Lots of energy, works well (listen to the end!). Always enjoy hearing McAllister. Video…