Category Modern Repertoire

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…

Superfluidity II for guitar and ensemble by Arturo Fuentes

A great piece for guitar and ensemble by Arturo Fuentes. Really stretches the mind out (!?). I feel that the guitar part is actually in a somewhat traditional role despite the innovative sounds and techniques involved. That changes around half…

Complete Villa-Lobos Preludes and Etudes on YouTube

Complete Villa-Lobos Preludes on YouTube The round up of Villa-Lobos Week in the prelude section. Prelude No. 1 – Heike Matthiesen Preulde No. 2 – Denis Azabagic Preulde No. 3 – John Williams Preulde No. 4 – Denis Azabagic Preulde No. 5…