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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…

Michael Kolk - Guitar

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…

Tariq Harb -Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb Plays Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb performs the 36 Caprices Op. 20 by Luigi Legnani (1790–1877). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. I wrote Tariq saying that he was freaking me out with how fast and well he’s presenting these works. The 36 caprices are an important…

Adrian Verdejo Plays “for Guitar” by Rodney Sharman

for Guitar by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman was commissioned by Vancouver-based guitarist Adrian Verdejo in 2016 with a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. This performance is taken from an online solo guitar recital presented by Vancouver New…

Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Jacques Hétu

Bradford Werner plays Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu (1938–2010). I’ve been meaning to record this suite for a long time. The suite was commissioned and premiered by Alvaro Pierri with support of the Canada Council for…

Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Piazzolla

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti with Denis Plante (bandoneon), Boris Brott (conductor), and the Orchestre classique de Montréal perform Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel.  The movements: Introduction, Milonga (3:56), Tango (9:42). Great…