Category Modern Repertoire

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

Finnish guitarist Mari Mäntylä plays Finnish Rhapsody by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin (b.1956) on a 10-string guitar (decacorde). This comes via her great YouTube channel. I can’t find anything about this piece but I’m going to guess it was written…

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 the…

Tariq Harb plays Prelude to a Song by Williams

Tariq Harb plays Prelude to a Song by John C. Williams (the guitarist). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Great playing by Harb as usual. Hypnotic and really nice balance between the continuous arpeggios and the melody. As Harb…

Scintilla: After Arvo Pärt by Pasieczny

Scintilla: After Arvo Pärt composed by Marek Pasieczny and played by Krzysztof Pełech , Michal Stanikowski,  and Marek Pasieczny. This comes via Marek Pasieczny’s YouTube. Pretty piece with some darker moments, interesting harmonies and some great ensemble playing. Some info…

Steve Cowan plays Prélude by Khachaturian

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Prelude by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978), arranged by Rafael Andia for Éditions transatlantiques. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. You can also hear it on his album Arctic Sonata on Spotify or iTunes. Video and sound by…

Jérémy Jouve plays Capriccio Diabolico Op.85 by Tedesco

French guitarist Jérémy Jouve plays Capriccio Diabolico “Omaggio a Paganini”, Op.85 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). This comes via the Paris Guitar Foundation and their YouTube channel. Directed by Augustin Pesnon. Amazing performance as usual from Jouve with beautiful phrasing wonderfully combined with virtuosity. Composed in 1935, Castelnuovo-Tedesco…

Lorenzo Micheli plays Quién más rendido (Op.195) by Tedesco

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays XIII. Quién más rendido? (Book III)  from Caprichos de Goya, op. 195 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel. I’m sure you already know Micheli from his GFA win or his work…

Refracted Resonance by Sam Cave

Refracted Resonance by Sam Cave

Refracted Resonance – contemporary music for guitar by Sam Cave 2019 Metier Records Buy or Listen on: Divine Art | Spotify | Amazon | iTunes I was very pleased to listen to Sam Cave’s new album featuring contemporary music for…