Category Modern Repertoire

Modern repertoire for the classical guitar including videos and sheet music articles. From early 20th century composers to contemporary new music.

Simon Farintosh Plays Distant Light

Canadian guitarist Simon Farintosh performs his own composition Distant Light that recently won the Ottawa Guitar Society Composition Competition. This comes via Simon’s YouTube Channel. Congratulations to Simon on a beautiful piece and excellent performance. You can find his sheet music edition via…

Peter Graneis Plays Due Canzoni Lidie by D’Angelo

Peter Graneis performs Due Canzoni Lidie by Italian composer Nuccio D’Angelo (b.1955). This comes via Open Strings Berlin and their Youtube channel. Due Canzoni Lidie is a two movement piece written by Nuccio D’Angelo in 1984. I’ve posted performances of this work before and continue to…

Iva Kosić Plays Danza, Op.176 by Tedesco

Iva Kosić performs Danza from Tre Preludi mediterranei, Op. 176 (1955) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. Great performance with excellent dynamic range and phrasing. I love these Tre Preludi mediterranei by Tedesco which come just a…

Sounds of Time & Distance by Alfredo Santa Ana

Sounds of Time & DistanceAn album of music for guitar, electronics, and fluteBy Alfredo Santa AnaASA Records November, 2022 Listen or Buy via Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple or learn more at alfredosantaana.ca. Sounds of Time & Distance by Alfredo Santa Ana…

Cochran & McAllister perform Icarus by Ralph Towner

Matthew Cochran and Matthew McAllister perform Icarus by Ralph Towner (b.1940). This comes via McAllister’s YouTube channel. Recorded in November 2022 at the Cathedral Barn in Traverse City, Michigan, USA. Nice to post both Cochran and McAllister in an ensemble after hearing…

Kyuhee Park Plays Prelude No.2 by Villa-Lobos

Kyuhee Park performs Prelude No.2 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via her YouTube channel. Park’s playing always surprises me, she can switch from super clean and expressive playing to very extroverted intensity. I love the contrast here between the…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Study No.1 by Phil Parker

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs Study No.1 by Irish composer Phil Parker. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. Nice to hear all the new music on Cicchillitti’s channel and great playing as usual. Here’s what he mentions in his YouTube description: Study 1,” by Phil…

Thu Le Plays Nocturnal, Op.70 by Benjamin Britten

Thu Le plays Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 by English composer Benjamin Britten (1913–1976). This comes via Thu Le’s YouTube channel. Nocturnal is one of my favourite works in the modern guitar repertoire so I’m always excited to share it on…

Pardy Minassian Plays Comme un Hommage à Ravel by Dumond

Pardy Minassian performs Comme un Hommage à Ravel (Étude Mélodique No. 3) by Arnaud Dumond (b.1950). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. “Pardy Minassian (Bardy Minassian) is an Armenian-Syrian classical composer and guitarist, residing in Los Angeles.” (read more…

Konstantin Vassiliev Guitar Works

Konstantin Vassiliev Guitar Works by Yuri Liberzon

Konstantin Vassiliev Guitar Works 1Yuri Liberzon (Soloist) & Patrick O’Connell (Duets)Naxos Records More Info, Listen, or Buy: Yuri Liberzon (CDs), Naxos, Spotify, Apple, and more. Wonderful to hear Yuri Liberzon present the solo works of Konstantin Vassiliev as well as duets…

Gnossienne No.1 by Erik Satie for Guitar

Gnossienne No.1 by Erik Satie (1866-1925) arranged for classical guitar. PDF sheet music or tab edition for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Late-Intermediate (grade 7). This is a PDF download. My PDF Sheet Music Edition Gnossienne No.1…