Category Modern Repertoire

Modern Hearts: Review & Interview with Adrian Verdejo

I guess today the site is called this is electric guitar! My good friend and colleague Adrian Verdejo has just released a brilliant recording of new music and modern works for electric guitar. Adrian is an excellent classical guitarist but…

“Fancywork” and Interview with Geoffrey Gordon

I’m very pleased to post this great interview with composer Geoffrey Gordon regarding his composition Fancywork. Not only is it a great piece but it was also commissioned by the excellent Duo46 who have been featured on the site a…

Sanel Redzic plays Sonata Romantica by Ponce

The complete Sonata Romantica by Manuel Maria Ponce. Played wonderfully by Bosnia and Herzegovina guitarist Sanel Redzic, Live in Hakuju Hall Tokyo on 14.12.2013. Guitar by Masaki Sakurai 1999. This work is one of my favourites in the repertoire, very Schubertian! Check out this quote…

Jérôme Ducharme Lesson on Tres Piezas by Rodrigo

Jérôme Ducharme via his YouTube channel gives tips and tricks on Rodrigo’s Tres Piezas. Ducharme is a GFA winner and teaches at McGill University up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He discusses ideas related to technique, phrasing, as well as other…

Review: Elemental by Frank Wallace

elemental Frank Wallace his own new works, vol. III Recorded: September 2013 at the Hillsborough Center Congregational Church, NH Engineering and mastering: Frank Wallace Art, photography and design: Nancy Knowles Label: GYRE Release Date: April 1, 2014 Artist Website Label…

Mourning Mist by Joseph M. Russo

Here’s the second post from my new category called “New Music Mondays” where music from contemporary composers is explored. This one is Mourning Mist for Guitar and String Quartet by Joseph M Russo. THe guitar adds a nice rhythmic and harmonic effect…

Frevo Guitar Duo plays Smørdal

I figure it’s not enough to just cover the guitarists but also the composers who are integral to keeping the guitar repertoire fresh and expanding. Plus, not many publications for guitar look at new music very often, in fact, some…

New Music Mondays: Strata-Motion by Richard Melkonian

This is the first post from a new category called “New Music Mondays” where contemporary music will be featured. New is the game and what better than a young composer to start it off! I really like the percussive sounds…

Miscelanea Guitar Quartet play STAUBZUCKER

Wow, an actual music video! How often do we see this. I like the circle formation of the group and the central rotating camera. The drugged out and trapped character is also good. Very affective vocal work and soundscape from…

Jonathan Leathwood plays Goss – one player, two guitars

With so many online videos with multiple players on a singe instrument this is a nice reversal. Love Goss, just getting to know Leathwood but I like what I see/hear so far. Interesting piece, very resonant. Jonathan Leathwood performs the…

Jonathan Leathwood & Yoshi Ishikawa – Bertoli Guitar & Bassoon

Some intense bassoon playing along with Leathwood’s continue/accompaniment playing. What a nice combination. Bertoli Sonata Prima for Bassoon Yoshi Ishikawa, bassoon • Jonathan Leathwood, guitar. Recorded live, 7 September 2010, Faculty Tuesday Series, Grusin Music Hall, University of Colorado at…