Category Modern Repertoire

Brent Crawford Plays Cavatina by Tansman

Canadian guitarist Brent Crawford plays Cavatina by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986). The movements: i) Preludio ii) Sarabande (3:27) iii) Scherzino (6:20) iv) Barcarole (9:10). This comes via his great YouTube channel with video work by the amazing Drew Henderson. Great playing…

Bradford Werner – Gilardino Studi No.6 & No.18

Bradford Werner Plays Gilardino etudes in Victoria, BC, 2016. I love these Angelo Gilardino‘s Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza. Although the compositional style is very pattern oriented and guitaristic, the etudes are filled with a huge wealth of musical…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Toccata by Rodrigo

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti plays Toccata (1933) by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). This comes via his great YouTube channel with video work by the amazing Drew Henderson and guitar by Canadian luthier Jean Rompré. Exciting performance from Cicchillitti who continues to impress…

Joshua Shi Plays Hetu Op.41 Final

Joshua Shi plays the Final from Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu (1938–2010). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Played on a on a 1988/2016 Jeff Elliott that was built in 1988 as an 8-string, then…

Xuanxuan Sun Plays Domeniconi

Xuanxuan Sun Plays Variations on an Anatolian Folksong by Carlo Domeniconi (b.1947). This comes via PARTITA Guitar Salon in Seoul, Korea on their YouTube. I love this early work by Domeniconi and especially when played by one of my favourite players. Xuanxuan Sun has…

Adam Levin plays La Primavera by Tedesco

Adam Levin playing La Primavera from Platero y Yo by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) on a 2012 Jeffrey Elliott classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. One can never get enough of Tedesco’s excellent motivic writing and Levin’s energetic…

Valeria Galimova plays Quatre Pièces Brèves by Frank Martin

Valeria Galimova plays Quatre Pièces Brèves by Frank Martin

Russian guitarist Valeria Galimova plays Quatre Pièces Brèves by Frank Martin (1890–1974). This comes via Guitar Magazine on Youtube via Moscow. The four movements are: I. Prelude; II. Air (2:25); III. Plainte (3:55); IV. Comme une Gigue (6:04). Still one…

Bradford Werner Plays Impressions soleil couchant by Dyens

Bradford Werner plays Impressions soleil couchant (à Francis Poulenc) by Roland Dyens (1955-2016) and via my YouTube. I’ll be trying to post weekly student and intermediate pieces so you can discover new repertoire to play. I love this simple hommage…

Ferran Talarn plays Cançó i dansa No.13 by Mompou

Ferran Talarn plays Cançó i dansa No.13 by Federico Mompou (1893-1987). This comes via Open Strings Berlin and their amazing Youtube Channel. Always love OSB videos for their thoughtful touches, such as the making of this video: “To transport Ferran’s…

Iliana Matos Plays Ponce’s Sonata clásica

Iliana Matos plays the first movement Allegro from Sonata clásica (1928) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via her YouTube channel. We don’t hear these Ponce sonatas as often as we should these days. I guess they are a lot of…

Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong

Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong (2018) by Jeffrey McFadden. This comes via McFadden’s fantastic Youtube channel. Recorded March 27, 2019 at St.Mary Magdalene Church, Toronto, by Drew Henderson. Guitar by my fellow Victorian  Marcus Dominelli (2019). Beautiful…

Thomas Viloteau plays Danza Caracteristica by Brouwer

Thomas Viloteau plays Danza Característica “Quítate de la Acera” (1957) by Leo Brouwer (b.1939) on a Alkemia-Strasbourg model guitar by Bastien Burlot, made with a spruce soundboard and African rosewood back and sides. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their…