Category Modern Repertoire

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

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…

Nona Onda, Serenade for Cello, Guitar & Orchestra by Giacomo Susani

Giacomo Susani (guitar), Nora Braun (cello), and Constantin Riccardi (conductor) perform Nona Onda, a Serenade for Cello, Guitar and Orchestra written by Susani. This comes via his YouTube Channel. Susani is an Italian classical guitarist based in London. Beautiful and lush work…

McGregor-Verdejo Duo Play Verdigris by Jocelyn Morlock

The McGregor-Verdejo Duo with Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute) and Adrian Verdejo (guitar) perform Jocelyn Morlock‘s work for alto flute and guitar, Verdigris. This comes via McGregor’s YouTube channel. Verdejo is one of Canada’s most active guitarists in new music with…

João Luiz Plays Los Guardianes de La Magia by Brouwer

João Luiz Rezende premieres a new work Los Guardianes de La Magia by Leo Brouwer (b.1939). This comes via his YouTube channel. You might already know João Luiz from the amazing Brasil Guitar Duo. Great to hear a new work…

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…