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Distant Times. Distant Shores. by Brett Gunther

Distant Times. Distant Shores. by Brett GuntherArtist Website Listen to Samples or Buy the Album via his Hearnow page Great to hear a new album by Canadian classical guitarist Brett Gunther. Distant Times. Distant Shores. features a wide range of…

Emma Rush Plays The tall grass bends to listen by Kruisbrink

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush performs The tall grass bends to listen by Annette Kruisbrink (b.1958). This comes via Rush’s YouTube channel. Kruisbrink is Dutch composer and guitarists with over 450 works which you can explore here. As Rush mentions, “The composition and video are in memory of…

Simon Farintosh Plays Joyful Departure by Towner

Canadian guitarist Simon Farintosh performs Joyful Departure by Ralph Towner (b.1940) on an 8-string guitar by Jeff Sigurdson. This comes via Simon’s YouTube channel with recording by Drew Henderson. Great performance by Farintosh with lots of great rhythmic moments and handling of the playful texture. I…

Cicchillitti Plays Ombres et lumières by Roux

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs Ombres et lumières by Canadian composer and guitarist Patrick Roux (b.1962). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel and recorded by Drew Henderson. You can find the sheet music for the duo or solo version at Les Productions d’Oz. Great performance by Cicchillitti with…

Nicole Payie Plays Yradier and Martín

Canadian classical guitarist Nicole Payie performs Mirándote by Eduardo Martín (b.1953) and La Paloma (The Dove) by Sebastián Iradier (1809-1865). This comes via Payie’s new YouTube channel (go subscribe now). Nicole is a good friend and colleague of mine and…

Drew Henderson Plays Etude No.1 and No.6 by Regondi

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Etude No.1 and No.6 by Giulio Regondi (1822–1872) on a 7-string Romantic style guitar by Mark Usherovich. This comes via Henderson’s fantastic YouTube channel. Beautiful performance by Henderson with elegant phrasing, pacing, and mature approach. He has an excellent write-up…

Cicchillitti and Deutsch Play Armstrong

Cicchillitti and Deutsch Play Armstrong

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti and flautist Lara Deutsch perform Vistas by Canadian composer John Gordon Armstrong. The movements and times are Horizon (0:00); Dance of the Shadows (5:18); Sunset (8:24). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel and their new album titled Wanderlust available via Leaf Music. Great performance and…

Drew Henderson Plays Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001 by Bach

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), originally for unaccompanied violin. This comes via Henderson’s YouTube channel and performed at The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Toronto. Wonderful performance by Henderson with excellent pacing and some very crisp…

Tim Beattie Plays Habanera by Marius Flothuis

Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie performs Habanera from Twee stukken voor gitaar, Op.22 (1944) by Dutch composer Marius Flothuis (1914-2001) at the Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. This comes via Beattie’s YouTube channel and Riddle Films. Flothuis is a major composer and, to my…

Tariq Harb Plays Cello Suite No.1 by Britten

Tariq Harb performs movements I. Canto Primo and V. Serenata from Cello Suite No.1, Op.72 by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), arranged for classical guitar by Harb. This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube channel. You can buy his sheet music for this work here. I love Britten…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Prelude in C Minor by Barrios

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs Prelude in C Minor by Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel and recorded by Drew Henderson. Great performance by Cicchillitti with beautiful phrasing and pacing. One of the great preludes by Barrios, solemn but not without a few…

A Dream of Colour by Emma Rush

A Dream of Colour by Emma Rush

A Dream of Colour Music Inspired by the Paintings of William Blair BruceEmma Rush, Classical Guitar Buy the Album at Emma Rush’s Store. Great to hear the latest album of new music commissions from Canadian classical guitarist Emma Rush. The…