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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…

JIJI performs Dynjandi by Gulli Björnsson

JIJI performs Dynjandi by Gulli Björnsson (b.1991). This comes via her fantastic YouTube channel. I’ve featured JIJI a few times and in every performance I really appreciate her creativity and daring performances of new music commissions. You might have seen her mentioned in the recent article…

Nights Transfigured

Nights Transfigured by Aaron Larget-Caplan

Nights Transfigured – Vol.2 of the New Lullaby Project Aaron Larget-Caplan, 2020.New Lullaby Project Buy or Listen to Samples: Aaron Larget-Caplan, bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes Nights Transfigured by Aaron Larget-Caplan Great to hear the second instalment of the New Lullaby Project…

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee (guitar) and Gene Koshinski (percussion) play Killjoy – III. “Clockwork” by Gene Koshinski (b.1980), scored for amplified guitar and percussion. Great interactive composition with excellent writing for the guitar. Fantastic playing by Forshee with a demanding and precise…

Andrea De Vitis Plays Into the Rose-Garden by Gilardino

Andrea De Vitis plays Into the rose-garden (in memory of Julian Bream) by Angelo Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his great YouTube channel. The passing of Bream has brought back so many memories of the excellent work and…

Daniel Lippel Plays Vigeland & Eckardt

Above: Daniel Lippel premieres House Music by Nils Vigeland (b.1950). This comes via Lippel’s YouTube channel where you can watch a ton of interesting new music projects and works. Lippel has done some amazing work over the years and has…

Meng Su plays Sun Wukong’s Toccata by Assad

Meng Su plays Sun Wukong’s Toccata by Sergio Assad. This comes via GuitarCoop and their YouTube Channel. Amazing performance with an outrageously high level of technique, musicality, and sonic interpretation. Meng Su is one of my favourite players, I got to see her perform last…

Shift and Riff by Eric Sessler

Alec Holcomb (Guitar I), Xiabo Pu (GII), Yunxiang Fan (GIII), Hao Yang (GIV) play Shift and Riff by Eric Sessler. This comes via Sessler’s YouTube Channel. The work was dedicated to David Starobin & Jason Vieaux and the guitar program of…

Laura Snowden Plays Catalan Peasant by Anderson

English guitarist Laura Snowden plays Catalan Peasant With Guitar by Julian Anderson (b.1967). This is part of New Music for Guitar produced by GuitarCoop in association with Julian Bream Trust. Curated by Fabio Zanon and Produced by Stephen Goss. This comes via their great YouTube Channel.…

Aniello Desiderio Plays Tarantella by Bellafronte

The amazing Italian guitarist Aniello Desiderio and Salvatore Minale (percussion) play a new version of Tarantella for guitar and percussion by Italian composer Raffaele Bellafronte (b. 1961). This comes via Teatro Rossetti‘s YouTube. Here’s a quote about the piece via Steve Marsh (Classical…

Adam Levin – Trimountain by Antón García Abril

Another new work: guitarist Adam Levin plays a world premiere of Trimountain by Antón García Abril. June 16, 2017 at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. This one has some nice colourful textures and a sweet lingering melody with more…

Adam Levin Plays Espacio de Guitarra by Halffter

Guitarist Adam Levin plays a world premiere of Espacio de Guitarra by Spanish composer Cristobal Halffter. June 16, 2017 at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. Great performance filled with great colours, articulations, and some intense angular rhythms, then lovely section…