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Chopin for Classical Guitar

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) never composed any guitar music but he is famous for saying “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two.” However, a number of period composers and guitarists did make arrangements of his music which I will…
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…
Fantasy for Guitar, Op.107 by Malcolm Arnold

Fantasy for Guitar, Op.107 by Malcolm Arnold

Fantasy for Guitar Op. 107 by English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) was composed 1971 and consists of seven movements: I. Prelude, II. Scherzo, III. Arietta, IV. Fugetta, V. Arietta, VI. March, VII. Postlude. Edited by Julian Bream in 1971.…
Theme and Variations Op.77 for Guitar by Lennox Berkeley

Theme and Variations Op.77 for Guitar by Lennox Berkeley

Theme and Variations Op.77 by Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) — Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley was one of the major English composers of his time. Op.77, written 1970, was dedicated to the Italian guitarist and composer Angelo Gilardino, who gave the…

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…
Sonatina Op. 52 by Lennox Berkeley

Sonatina for Guitar Op.52 by Lennox Berkeley

Sonatina for Guitar op.52 by Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) – Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (1903–1989) was one of the major English composers of his time and wrote this work in 1957. It was dedicated to Julian Bream, who gave its…

The Sailor’s Fate by Nikita Koshkin

The Sailor’s Fate by Nikita Koshkin (b.1956) from his Da Capo – 24 Easy Pieces. Russian title is Судьба Моряка. Tempo Moderato flotato. These “easy” pieces range from Beginner to Intermediate and all have great character. I’ll be posting more…

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…
Koonce - Renaissance Guitar

Guitar Anthologies by Frank Koonce

Buy or Learn more via Amazon The Solo Lute Works of Johann Sebastian Bach The Baroque Guitar In Spain and the New World Renaissance Vihuela & Guitar in Sixteenth-century Summary – I love these anthologies by Frank Koonce for a…