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Sanel Redzic Plays Suite BWV 996 by Bach

Sanel Redžić plays Suite BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Redžić’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded in Schottenkirche Erfurt, Germany. Redzic has recorded almost all the lute suites at this point some of which I’ve previously featured. I’m guessing he’ll eventually record them…

Drew Henderson Plays Campanas del alba by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Campanas del alba by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1903-1982). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Another great video by Henderson after last week’s Paganini vid. First and foremost I love his exquisite performances but add to that pristine…

Goran Krivokapić Plays Prelude No. 3 by Villa-Lobos

Goran Krivokapić performs Prelude No. 3 in A Minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. Krivokapić is one of my favourite players partly for his solid musical balance but also his selected moments of brilliance and beauty. Nice to…

Hopkinson Smith plays Renaissance Lute Music

Lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays Italian and French Renaissance lute music including Dalza, Spinacino, and Attaingnant at the Conservatorio Vivaldi di Alessandria (Italy). This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing and some of my favourite repertoire of the Renaissance. This…

Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 20 by Paganini

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Caprice No. 20 from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Henderson is one of my favourite players and really brings these works to justice on guitar. Beautiful opening section followed by virtuosic…

Kassandra Siebel Plays Final, Sonata para guitarra by José

Kassandra Siebel plays the 4th movement Final from Sonata para guitarra by Antonio José (1902-1936). This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars in Germany and their YouTube. Amazing performance by Siebel with some super fluid passages and great dynamic control and articulations. This is one of…

Matthew McAllister Plays Etude 24 by Coste

Matthew McAllister plays Etude 24 by Napoleon Coste (1805-1883) which appears in Fernando Sor’s Méthode complète pour la Guitare. This comes via his YouTube channel where he’s recently been featuring some student level works. Great to hear professional players performing these pieces and McAllister’s excellent…

Evangelina Mascardi and Frédéric Zigante Play Renaissance Lute Works

Evangelina Mascardi performs Dowland solos and is joined by Frédéric Zigante for some Renaissance Lute Duos. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing by Mascardi and nice to hear the duets with Zigante. Here’s the programme: 00:09 Anonimo –…

Meng Su Concert via Omni Foundation

The amazing Meng Su performs a concert of Piazzolla, Neikrug, Tan Dun, Walton and an encore! The performance was in front of a live audience at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco on September 17th, 2021. This comes via the Omni Foundation online…

Patrik Kleemola performs Etude No. 6 by Klami

Finnish guitarist Patrik Kleemola performs Markku Klami’s Etude No. 6 ’Puro (Stream)’, from Etudes for guitar (2021). Also includes a discussion about the work at the end of the video. This comes via his great Youtube channel. Also check out the rest of the etudes via…

Minh Nguyen Plays Sonata K.209 by Scarlatti

Minh Nguyen performs Sonata K.209 / L.428 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on a Elias Bonet classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Nicely balanced performance which gets quite demanding. Below is an older performance on harpsichord by Scott Ross…

Pablo Sáinz Villegas Plays Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Rodrigo

Pablo Sáinz Villegas performs the famous concerto Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) with Orquesta de la Minería, México and director José Luis Castillo. This comes via his YouTube channel. The four movements are: I. Villano y Ricercar (Adagietto); II.…