Category Modern Repertoire

Jure Cerkovnik Plays Trois Balkanesques by Ourkouzounov

Jure Cerkovnik plays Trois Balkanesques by Atanas Ourkouzounov. Recorded in Rdeča Dvorana – Magistrat, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This comes via Cerkovnik’s YouTube channel. Audio and video by the great Uroš Barič via Baros Records. Fantastic playing by Cerkovnik with excellent phrasing,…
Izidor Erazem Grafenauer - Works of Slovenian Composers

Works of Slovenian Composers by Izidor Erazem Grafenauer

Works of Slovenian Composers by Izidor Erazem Grafenauer Baros Records, 2019 Produced by Uros Baric Buy or Listen via Baros Records (best), Apple, Amazon, Spotify. I was very pleased to learn about this excellent recording of Slovenian composers by guitarist…

Homenaje, Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy by Manuel de Falla

Homenaje, Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946). Played by Sanel Redžić on a 1961 Hermann Hauser II via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. This is one of the gems of modern works for the guitar filled with…
Five Bagatelles for Guitar - William Walton

Five Bagatelles for Guitar by Sir William Walton

Five Bagatelles for Guitar by English composer Sir William Walton (1902-1983) were written for Julian Bream and dedicated to Malcolm Arnold “with admiration and affection for his 50th birthday.” Julian Bream gave a complete premiere the work on Jan 21, 1973…
Lorenzo Micheli - Suite Mistica by Asencio

Lorenzo Micheli Plays Pentecostés by Asencio

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays Pentecostés from Suite Mística by Vicente Asencio (1908-1979). This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel and with audio and video by Drew Henderson. Love Micheli’s playing with his smooth, virtuosic playing with excellent phrasing and…

Rob MacDonald plays In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu

Canadian guitarist Rob MacDonald plays In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). The three movements are: Wainscot Pond; Rosedale; and Muir Woods. This comes via MacDonald’s excellent YouTube channel. Video by Drew Henderson. Excellent playing by MacDonald with clean and…
Mari Mäntylä - 10 String Guitar decacorde

Mari Mäntylä plays Finnish Rhapsody by Koshkin

I hit publish but then noticed she’s disabled embedding so view this video on Youtube (sorry for the redirect). Finnish guitarist Mari Mäntylä plays Finnish Rhapsody by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin (b.1956) on a 10-string guitar (decacorde). This comes via…
Brasil Guitar Duo

Brasil Guitar Duo Play Preludes and Fugues by Drozd

The Brasil Guitar Duo (João Luiz and Douglas Lora) perform Prelude and Fugue in G# Minor and A minor from 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 204 by Polish composer Gerard Drozd. This comes via Drozd’s YouTube channel. I saw on Facebook…
Britten - Aaron Haas and Anastasia Malliaras

Haas and Malliaras Perform Sailor Boy by Britten

Aaron Haas (guitar) and Anastasia Malliaras (voice) performing Benjamin Britten’s folksong arrangement “Sailor Boy”. Hass is playing a classical guitar built by German Vazquez Rubio. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. I love these folksongs by Britten and we…

Steve Cowan Plays The Equilibrium Crumbles by Leisner

 Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays III. the equilibrium crumbles by David Leisner. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. Cowan is creating some great videos with top notch playing so make sure to subscribe to him. Excellent articulations and control over…