Tag Manuel María Ponce

Steve Cowan Plays Prelude No.1 by Ponce

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan performs Prelude No.1 in C major by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) on a Roberto Gomes (Brazil) guitar at the Grand Guitar Salon over in Montreal, Québec, Canada. This comes via the Salon’s great YouTube channel. Sound & video by Renaud Côté…
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Valeria Galimova plays Sonatina Meridional by Ponce

Russian guitarist Valeria Galimova plays Sonatina Meridional by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) on a 2013 Andreas Kirschner Classical Guitar. Video and sound made by Ayrat Abdullin. This comes via Siccas Guitars Youtube. I’ve featured Galimova on the site before playing Quatre…

Olivia Chiang Plays La Pajarera by Ponce

Nineteen year old American guitarist Olivia Chiang plays La Pajarera from Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas arranged by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) on a Luigi Locatto guitar. This comes via the excellent Guitar Salon International via their YouTube. Great to see more…

Iliana Matos Plays Ponce’s Sonata clásica

Iliana Matos plays the first movement Allegro from Sonata clásica (1928) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via her YouTube channel. We don’t hear these Ponce sonatas as often as we should these days. I guess they are a lot of…

Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas by Ponce

Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas (Three Mexican Folksongs) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) has three song arrangements: La Pajarera; Por tí mi corazón; and La Valentina. I found this little write-up on the works via Naxos: “Ponce wrote Estrellita, his most beloved song, in…

Jeffrey McFadden Plays Cuatro Piezas by Ponce

Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden plays Cuatro piezas para guitarra by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via McFadden’s fantastic Youtube channel. Recorded by Drew Henderson in July, 2018 at St. Anne’s Anglican, Toronto. Guitar by Marcus Dominelli, 2017. Excellent playing as usual from McFadden with beautiful phrasing and…

Rosie Bennet plays Sonata III by Ponce

Rosie Bennet plays Allegro Moderato (1st Mvt) from Sonata III by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) on a 2018 Henner Hagenlocher guitar. This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars in Germany and their YouTube. You may remember Bennet from The Open String Berlin featured video and interview a…

Sanja Plohl Plays Ponce Preludes

Slovenian-born (Madrid based) guitarist Sanja Plohl plays Preludes No. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 from 24 Preludes by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via Sanja Plohl’s YouTube Channel. There are two sets of Preludes from Ponce, the set of…

Kevin Loh Plays Sonatina meridional by Ponce

Singapore guitarist Kevin Loh (18) plays Sonatina meridional (1939) by Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce (1882–1948). This comes via his YouTube Channel. Ponce wrote a great deal of guitar music for Segovia and they are some of the best pieces in…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Ponce’s Folia Variations & Fugue

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays Variations and Fugue on ‘Folia de España’ (1929) by Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce (1882–1948). This is one of a handful of monumental works for the guitar. This fantastic set of variations ends with a…