Tag Steve Cowan

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…

Steve Cowan and Adam Cicchillitti Recital

Canadian guitarists Steve Cowan and Adam Cicchillitti give a virtual recital of 20th Century French Music for arranged for guitar duo in Québec, Canada. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. Beautiful playing and great program of arrangements. Playing starts at…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Play Mompou

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Angelico, 1st movement from Music Callada by Federico Mompou (1893-1987). Great sensitive playing here by Cicchillitti & Cowan who have become a duo to closely follow. This comes via Grand Guitar Salon over…

Steve Cowan Plays The Equilibrium Crumbles by Leisner

 Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays III. the equilibrium crumbles by David Leisner. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. Cowan is creating some great videos with top notch playing so make sure to subscribe to him. Excellent articulations and control over…

Steve Cowan Plays Weiss

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Prelude & Allemande from Sonata V in G Major by Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687 – 1750). This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. Beautiful performance by Cowan with special attention to phrasing and a gentle delivery. I love Weiss…

Steve Cowan plays Prélude by Khachaturian

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Prelude by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978), arranged by Rafael Andia for Éditions transatlantiques. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. You can also hear it on his album Arctic Sonata on Spotify or iTunes. Video and sound by…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Play Choro by Andrew Staniland

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Choro: The Joyful Lament for Villa Lobos for 2 guitars (2014) by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland (b.1977). This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube Channel. Video by Drew Henderson. Some great ensemble work here from intricate exchanges and…

Steve Cowan Plays Ségoviana, Op. 366 by Milhaud

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Ségoviana, Op. 366 (1957) by French composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Wonderful playing as usual from Cowan who is quickly becoming one of my favourite Canadian guitarists. Beautiful clean lines, sharp articulations, and lush contrasts make this one of…

Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan Play Debussy

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Prelude 5, Book II: Bruyères by French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) arranged for guitar duo by Steve Cowan. Video by the amazing  Drew Henderson. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube Channel. Beautiful arrangement and ensemble playing, nice work!…

Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan Play Rodrigo

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play an excerpt of the 1st movement from Tonadilla by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). Video by the amazing  Drew Henderson. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube Channel. Here’s his blurb: This is an excerpt of the 1st movement from Tonadilla by Joaquin Rodrigo.…