Category Modern Repertoire

Rene Izquierdo Plays Preludios Epigramaticos by Brouwer

Rene Izquierdo plays Preludios Epigramaticos by Leo Brouwer (b.1939) at the Altamira Hong Kong Guitar Symposium. This comes via Izquierdo’s great YouTube channel. I was searching the site and I can’t believe I’ve never featured the amazing Rene Izquierdo before…

Fantasia pour guitare et piano, Op. 145 by Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Eugeny Kozlov (guitar) and Maria Dvoretskaya (piano) performing Fantasia pour guitare et piano, Op. 145 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895—1968). This comes via the Russian Guitar Magazine on their Youtube. Fantastic playing by both, Tedesco can be super difficult with all…

Davin-Levin Duo Play Philip Glass (Harp & Guitar)

The Davin-Levin Duo play Etude No. 6 by Philip Glass (b.1937), originally for piano, arranged with permission from Dunvagen Music Publishers. This comes via their great YouTube Channel. The Davin-Levin Duo is comprised of Emily Levin, Principal Harp with the…

Lorenzo Micheli Plays Passacaglia Op. 195 by Tedesco

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays Passacaglia sul tema del Dies irae (no. 12) from 24 Caprichos de Goya op. 195 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel and with audio and video by Drew Henderson. Micheli is one of…

JIJI Plays Harp of Nerves Guitar Concerto by Purrington

JIJI performs Harp of Nerves, guitar concerto by Hilary Purrington with the ASU Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Jeffery Meyer. This comes via JIJI’s amazing YouTube Channel. The concerto was commissioned by American Composers Orchestra (Paul and Michelle Underwood and additional…

Rebeca Oliveira Plays El llanto de las flores by Erena

Portuguese guitarist Rebeca Oliveira plays Dos Piezas de lucha y esperanza: I – El llanto de las flores (dedicated to Rebeca Oliveira) by Juan Erena (b.1970). This comes via her Youtube Channel. Score available via Bergmann Editions. Guitar by Dieter Müller. Great…

Made in Canada Duo Play Mehdizadeh

Made in Canada Duo (Michael Ibsen and Nathan Bredeson) play Danse Burleque by Canadian composer Daniel Mehdizadeh. This comes via Ibsen’s Youtube channel. This video was taken from a live recording of their concert at the Canadian Music Centre in…

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 GrafenauerBaros Records, 2019Produced 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 Izidor Erazem…

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…