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Adam Cicchillitti Plays Study No.1 by Phil Parker

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs Study No.1 by Irish composer Phil Parker. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. Nice to hear all the new music on Cicchillitti’s channel and great playing as usual. Here’s what he mentions in his YouTube description: Study 1,” by Phil…

Drew Henderson Plays Les soirées d’Auteuil, Op.23 by Coste

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Les soirées d’Auteuil, Op.23 by Napoleon Coste (1805-1883). This comes via Henderson’s super excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing by Henderson with some elegant phrasing, pacing, and musical balance. Some exciting and zippy playing halfway through. I’ve never fully explored Coste’s works but…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Sonata, Op.61 by Turina

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs Sonata, Op.61 (1931) by Joaquin Turina (1882–1949). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel with video/audio work by Drew Henderson. Movements: I. Allegro – Allegretto tranquillo; II. Andante; III. Allegro vivo. Great playing by Cicchillitti with some excellent pacing and contrasts between…

Tariq Harb Plays Sevilla, Op.47, No.3 by Albeniz

Tariq Harb performs Sevilla, Suite Española, Op. 47, No.3 by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. I don’t post very much Albeniz on the site but Harb’s playing is a perfect match to the repertoire in this performance. Great…

Drew Henderson Plays Three Sonatas by Paganini

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Three Sonatas from 37 Sonatas MS84 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel (one of my favourites, go subscribe). I’ve never thought much about these sonatas so it’s great to hear them come to life with Henderson’s excellent…

Cicchillitti and Cowan Play Après éxode by Roux

Cicchillitti & Cowan Play Après l’éxode by Roux

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan perform the double concerto Après l’éxode by Patrick Roux (b.1962) with conductor Kevin Mallon of Thirteen Strings. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. Excellent performance and concerto, here’s their info on the work via Youtube: This is a work that…

David Jacques Plays Air Italiano and Doubles on Baroque Guitar

Canadian guitarist David Jacques plays an anonymous Air Italiano & Doubles (Anon. Ms Hertzberg Mus.Ms a 5038, National Library, Norway) on a Didier Nicolas Aîné, c.1780 original baroque guitar. Charming little works and performance with some excellent flowing articulations and pacing. See his…

Capirola Lutebook for Guitar

Capirola Lutebook Volume 1

Capirola Lutebook Volume 1: La Vilanela, Balletto, Canto Bello, Gentil Prince by Vincenzo Capirola (1474–c.1548). PDF sheet music arranged for classical guitar. Left hand fingering. Comes with both a fingered edition and unfingered edition. This is a notation-only edition and fingered…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Gigue BWV 1004 by Bach

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs the Gigue from Partita in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel with video work by Drew Henderson. Beautifully clean and rhythmic performance with wonderful tone by Cicchillitti.…

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…

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…

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Michael Kolk Plays Sonata No. 1 by Guastavino

Canadian guitarist Michael Kolk performs the first movement, Allegro deciso e molto rítmico from Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000). This comes via his excellent YouTube Channel with audio and video by Henderson. Wonderful performance by Kolk with beautiful flowing lines, refined phrasing, articulation, and plenty of…