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Adrian Verdejo plays In a Room by Sharman

There’s a great video of my friend and trio partner Adrian Verdejo playing the beautiful piece “In a Room” by Vancouver composer Rodney Sharman. Vancouver Review Media disabled the embed codes so I can’t post it here but you can…

Ben Johnston: Ruminations (with John Schneider)

Microfest Records, 2014 Produced by John Schneider Album Notes via Microfest Buy or listen to samples via Amazon: Ben Johnston: Ruminations I was very excited to receive this new release filled with excellent performances and the intriguing music of Ben Johnston. Guitarist…

Thomas Viloteau plays Suite Brasileira No.3 by Sergio Assad

Thomas Viloteau plays the last movement of the Suite Brasileira n°3 commissioned and dedicated to him by Sergio Assad. Intense and filled with Brazilian fun! Here’s some early biography of Viloteau via his website: “Born into a family of fine…

New Guitar Concerto by Clarice Assad

New Guitar Concerto by composer Clarice Assad via guitarist Marc Teicholz. Read the full article on newmusicusa.com. Here’s an excerpt: I am commissioning a guitar concerto from the well-known Brazilian composer Clarice Assad. Clarice is a uniquely qualified composer for…

Strata Motion for Guitar Quartet by Richard Melkonian

A live performance of Strata Motion for Guitar Quartet by Richard Melkonian who is a composer and conductor currently studying at Guildhall School for Music & Drama.  Performed by Remy Reber (Guitar I) Giacomo Bigoni (Guitar II) Marcin Koziol (Guitar III) Michael Poll (Guitar…

Changes Upon the Guitar by Frank Wallace

Video Link/Source: Changes Upon the Guitar from As It Could Be by Frank A. Wallace for violin, viola and seven guitars Written: December, 2013 for Richard Provost and the Hartt School of Music Commissioned by: the Hartt School of…

Frank Wallace plays Fire from The Elements

Fire is the first of four movements from The Elements, written and performed by composer/guitarist Frank Wallace via his YouTube and Gyre Music Label. You can also check out this glowing review I did of his recent album back in January…

“Fancywork” and Interview with Geoffrey Gordon

I’m very pleased to post this great interview with composer Geoffrey Gordon regarding his composition Fancywork. Not only is it a great piece but it was also commissioned by the excellent Duo46 who have been featured on the site a…

Review: Prélude by Michael Sheridan

Prélude by Michael Sheridan Artist Website: www.michaelsheridanmusic.com Buy or listen to samples via Amazon Album Repertoire: Montagne Ste Genevieve – Django Reinhardt (as performed by Stephane Wrembel) Cello Suite No 3 – J.S. Bach El Choclo – Angel Villoldo (arr.…

Mourning Mist by Joseph M. Russo

Here’s the second post from my new category called “New Music Mondays” where music from contemporary composers is explored. This one is Mourning Mist for Guitar and String Quartet by Joseph M Russo. THe guitar adds a nice rhythmic and harmonic effect…