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Classical guitar videos by professionals and emerging artists. Watching pros play can improve your technique, musicality, and repertoire awareness.

Bradford Werner plays Weiss

I was trying out some new gear and a beautiful chapel near my house. I plan to record there but this first session was just an experiment. Hope you enjoy. Performed by Bradford Werner in Victoria, BC, St Mary the Virgin…

Scott Tennant plays “Angela’s Theme” from TAXI

Scott Tennant plays “Angela’s Theme” from TAXI. From the Delos CD: “Mozart TV”, a collection of famous TV themes in the style of great composers. Again, no videos of any of this, but I wanted to post the tune, so…

Mourning Mist by Joseph M. Russo

Mourning Mist for Guitar and String Quartet by Joseph M Russo. The guitar adds a nice rhythmic and harmonic effect here as it shifts between melodic and harmonic sections. Video Link: World Premiere Performance of Russo quintet: Mourning Mist for…

Frevo Guitar Duo plays Smørdal

Frevo Guitar Duo playing Snip-pets by Jan Martin Smørdal. The Frevo Guitar Duo consists of two Norwegian guitar players Pål Granum and Andreas Karlsen. Snip-pets was composed by Jan Martin Smørdal for Frevo Guitar Duo (Andreas Karlsen and Pål Granum) and…

New Music Mondays: Strata-Motion by Richard Melkonian

This is the first post from a new category called “New Music Mondays” where contemporary music will be featured. New is the game and what better than a young composer to start it off! I really like the percussive sounds…

Matthew McAllister plays Scottish Lute Pieces

Another beautiful set of Scottish Lute works from the excellent Matthew McAllister. A musical and thoughtful player of the highest level, McAllister is one of a small handful of guitarists that are really able to make me love listening to…

Roland Dyens plays Le calme Op. 50 (Sor)

A pretty little work by Dyens with lots of Sor-like figuration. Le calme Op. 50 composed by Fernando Sor (1778-1839)performed by Roland Dyens June 30, 2012 – Sottile TheatreCollege of Charleston2012 Guitar Foundation of America Convention

History of the Classical Guitar in 100 Pieces

The history of classical guitar in 100 pieces. An interesting project by Tolgahan Çoğulu. In short, he highlights 100 works in chronological order. I’m not sure how much one can learn from it but it’s super interesting in the very…

Nicholas Goluses performs Argento’s “Letters from Composers”

Four of the seven songs from Dominic Argento’s “Letters from Composers” sung by tenor, Robert Swensen and guitarist, Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music September 14th, 2010. Letters from Composers (1968), which uses as its text letters written by Chopin, Puccini, and…

Matthew McAllister plays Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite No.1

A really nice video, sound, and performance of Bach’s Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, performed by Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister. I really like how musical McAllister’s performances are, they really speak of care and expression rather than shock and awe.…

Thomas Viloteau plays Usher Waltz by Koshkin

Thomas Viloteau plays one of the most iconic pieces in the Guitar repertoire, the Usher Waltz by Nikita Koshkin, composed after the short story “The fall of the house of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe.