Category Modern Repertoire

Steve Cowan Plays Prelude No.1 by Ponce

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan performs Prelude No.1 in C major by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) on a Roberto Gomes (Brazil) guitar at the Grand Guitar Salon over in Montreal, Québec, Canada. This comes via the Salon’s great YouTube channel. Sound & video by Renaud Côté…

Daniel Lippel Plays Vigeland & Eckardt

Above: Daniel Lippel premieres House Music by Nils Vigeland (b.1950). This comes via Lippel’s YouTube channel where you can watch a ton of interesting new music projects and works. Lippel has done some amazing work over the years and has…

Beijing Guitar Duo Play Tedesco

The fantastic Beijing Guitar Duo with Meng Su and Yameng Wang play Prelude and Fugue in B Major and E Major from Les Guitares bien tempérées (The Well-Tempered Guitars), Op. 199 which is 24 preludes and fugues in all 24 major…

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Valeria Galimova plays Sonatina Meridional by Ponce

Russian guitarist Valeria Galimova plays Sonatina Meridional by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) on a 2013 Andreas Kirschner Classical Guitar. Video and sound made by Ayrat Abdullin. This comes via Siccas Guitars Youtube. I’ve featured Galimova on the site before playing Quatre…

Campbell Diamond Plays Rondò pour guitare, Op. 129 by Tedesco

Campbell Diamond Plays Rondò pour guitare, Op. 129 by Tedesco

Campbell Diamond performs the Rondò pour guitare seule, Op. 129 (1946) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes from via GuitarCoop and their fantastic YouTube Channel. First time I’ve featured the excellent playing of Campbell Diamond. He’s won many competitions, has studied with many…

Goran Krivokapić - Sonata para guitarra by Antonio José

Goran Krivokapić plays Sonata para guitarra by Antonio José

Goran Krivokapić plays Sonata para guitarra by Antonio José (1902-1936). Sound by Sascha Etezazi and video by William Lepp via the GFA Online Convention 2020 and is dedicated to Sabrina Vlaškalić. You can find the sheet music via SMP: Sonata para…

Drei Tentos from Kammermusik (1958) by Hans Werner Henze

Drei Tentos for Guitar by Hans Werner Henze

Drei Tentos from Kammermusik (1958) by Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012) These famous short works for solo guitar come from Hans Werner Henze’s larger work Kammermusik (chamber music) written in 1958, and originally dedicated to Benjamin Britten. Kammermusik is a 12-movement chamber…

Sungmin Lee Plays Preludio by Sergio Assad

Sungmin Lee plays Preludio from Sandy’s Portrait by Sergio Assad (b.1952). This comes via his great YouTube channel. I’ve been meaning to feature Sungmin Lee for awhile and his nice performance of this Assad piece is a great time to…

20th Century Guitar Sonatas by Michael Kolk

20th Century Guitar Sonatas by Michael Kolk

20th Century Guitar Sonatas by Michael KolkArtist Website: michaelkolkguitar.comProduced and Engineered by Drew Henderson2020 Michael Kolk Listen, Learn, or Buy: michaelkolkguitar.com, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes Great to hear a new album by one of my favourite players, Canadian guitarist Michael Kolk.…

Steve Cowan and Adam Cicchillitti Recital

Canadian guitarists Steve Cowan and Adam Cicchillitti give a virtual recital of 20th Century French Music for arranged for guitar duo in Québec, Canada. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. Beautiful playing and great program of arrangements. Playing starts at…

João Luiz Plays Hermetiana by Sergio Assad

João Luiz plays Hermetiana by Sergio Assad (b.1952). This comes via his YouTube channel. I love these causal yet virtuosic home performances by Luiz. Great musicality, laid-back, yet wonderfully zippy. Here’s what he said about the piece via YouTube (I’m very curious…