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Ethan Lorentz: Schubert Lieder on Guitar

Ethan Lorentz: Schubert Lieder on Guitar

Ethan Lorentz performs Erstarrung and Der Lindenbaum from the song cycle Winterrise (D. 911) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828), arranged for solo guitar by Ethan Lorentz. This comes via his YouTube channel (go subscribe). The Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song…

The Great Necks – Impressions of Spain

The Great Necks guitar trio with Adam Levin, Scott Borg, and Matthew Rohde perform Aragonesa and Cubana from Cuatro Pièzas Españolas by Manuel De Falla (1876-1946), arranged by Gregg Nestor. This comes via their YouTube channel. I’ve featured Adam Levin…

Three Compositions by Bret Williams

Bret Williams plays his own work Film Grain from his new album Three Compositions. You can listen to the album via Spotify or Apple. Great performances and beautiful compositions fill his new album with an abundance of musicality and charm.…

Z-Skinny Classical Guitar Support

Z-Skinny Classical Guitar SupportFoldable Guitar Support SystemZ-Skinny Website Learn More or Purchase: Z-Skinny or Amazon. Or see their updates about Amazon here. Summary: The Z-Skinny is a beautifully designed and stylishly guitar support with a variety of models to suit…

Matiegka: Six Sonatas by David Starobin

Matiegka: Six Sonatas by David Starobin

Matiegka: Six Sonatas by David StarobinArtist WebsiteBridge Records, 2022 Buy or Listen: Bridge Records, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, et al. Great to see this new release by the legendary David Starobin. My recent release of Sonata No.4 in E Minor, Op.31…

Boyd Meets Girl Play Debussy and New Album

Boyd Meets Girl (guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura Metcalf) perform their own arrangement of Arabesque No.1 by French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918). This recording is featured on their new album Songs of Love & Despair. Beautiful performance and arrangement by Boyd and Metcalf. The…

KNA UP-2 Piezo Pickup for Classical Guitar

KNA Up-2 Piezo Pickup for Classical Guitar

KNA UP-2 Piezo Pickup with Volume Control For Classical Guitar or Any Acoustic InstrumentLearn More at KNA Buy from Amazon Contact or stick-on piezo pickups have been around for a long time but I’m very happy to see the inclusion…

CloudVocal GT-10

CloudVocal ISOLO GT-10 Wireless Microphone System for Guitar

CloudVocal – ISOLO GT-10 Wireless Microphone System for GuitarSee more info or buy at CloudVocal’s Website The CloudVocal ISOLO GT-10 wireless microphone system for guitar is a beautifully designed solution to a variety of issues when it comes to amplifying…

The Guitar Sonatas of Reginald Smith Brindle by Joel Sharbaugh

The Guitar Sonatas of Reginald Smith BrindleJoel Sharbaugh, Guitarjoelsharbaugh.com2021 Find the album on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, and more. I’m very pleased to feature guitarist Joel Sharbaugh for his impressive collection of the five sonatas of British composer Reginald Smith Brindle…

Drifting by Aaron Larget-Caplan

Drifting by Aaron Larget-Caplan Vol.3 of the New Lullaby ProjectAaron Larget-Caplan, 2021.New Lullaby ProjectStone RecordsAmerican Composers Alliance Another fantastic volume from the New Lullaby Project by Aaron Larget-Caplan. The New Lullaby Project actively commissions new music lullabies by contemporary composers.…

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel “Aufs Lautenwerk presents three beloved masterworks in their original keys on a classical guitar refretted in Baroque well temperament. They were written at and for the keyboard, where each key has its own unique Affekt. Aufs Lautenwerk is…