Inside Classical Guitar

The Weekly Radio Show from the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society


  • January 12 and 15, 2015:

    Highlights: Tune in for our first of two shows featuring music recorded by Spanish virtuoso guitarist Angel Romero of the renowned Romero Family, in anticipation of his St. Louis solo performance on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Concert Hall.


  • January 5 and 8 2015:

    Highlights:More music from the famed Romero Family. Program includes Concerto in D by G.P.Telemann; Sevillanas, arranged by Celedonia Romero; Concerto in Bm by Antonia Vivaldi; Concierto Andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigo; and 12 Spanish Dances, op 5, of Enrique Granados, performed by Celedonio and Angel Romero.


  • December 29 2014 and January 1 2015:

    Highlights: We welcome a special guest, St. Louisan John McClellan, to talk about his experiences recording "John McClellan Plays the Classics of Chet Atkins," and his collaborators such as Vince Gill, Frank Vignola and Kirk Hanser in the making of "Slightly Above Below Average," new recordings of famous hits of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed Hubbard. Also music of Jorge Morel, all recorded by John McClellan. Recordings available at www.hansermcclellan.com


  • December 22, 2014:

    Highlights: join us for "Christmas with the Romeros": Pepe, Celin, Celino and Lito Romero are joined by original member Angel Romero in fresh interpretations of Christmas favorites, including Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming, O Christmas Tree, Christmas Time is Here, Little Drummer Bay, Carol of the Bells; along with a new composition by Massimo Paris, the Xmas Suite for Four Guitars and Orchestra, in five movements, conducted by the composer. Some selections accompanied by the Concerto Malaga, Massimo Paris, conductor, including music from G. F. Handel's Messiah.


  • December 15 and 18 2014:

    Highlights: Spend an hour with John Clayton as he interviews local guitarist John McClellan, with selections from McClellan's “God’s Greatest Gift, Volumes 1 & 2 – Christmas Guitar Music." We'll hear John's arrangements of famous music by Leroy Anderson, Victor Herbert, and Irving Berlin; traditional carols such as Greensleeves, the Coventry Carol, and Jingle Bells. Also some lesser-known carols and unusual arrangements by Jorge Morel and Jerry Reed, including pieces from John's tribute album to Chet Atkins: “Slightly Above Below Average."


  • December 8 and 11 2014:

    Highlights: Holiday Music for Guitar! Arcangelo Corelli arr. BGQ: Christmas Concerto Op. 6, No. 8 and other selections by the Small-Torres Guitar Duo. Also a generous selection of music for various configurations of harp guitars from the album "Harp Guitar Music," by Greg Minor. : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, performed by The Ware~Patterson Duo, with Richard Patterson, guitar; Bettina Clement Ware, flute. Our show closes with Richard Patterson, guitar; Bettina Clement Ware, flute. Our show closes with From All That Dwelt Below the Skies, performed by The Small-Torres Guitar Duo; with Felicia Sorensen, vocalist; Sarah Roth, violin; Holly Gornik, Oboe; Ellen Bridger/Jim Hardy, cello.


  • December 1 and 4, 2014:

    Highlights: Join us as we listen to Music from the American Music of Stage and Screen, as performed by the Alice Artzt Guitar Trio, featuring American Alice Artzt, Great Britain's Raymond Burley, and Switzerland's Michel Rutscho. Music of George Gershwin, Charles Chaplin, and Leonard Bernstein, arranged for guitar trio by Raymond Burley and Sergio Abreau.


  • November 24 and 27, 2014:

    Highlights: Our second show on the music of J.S. Bach in transcriptions for the guitar and mandolin. Includes Gavotte from French Suite in G major, played by the Pearl and Gray Duo; Music from the Well-tempered Clavier, performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Allegro from Sonata #2 for Unaccompanied Violin in Am, performed by Chris Thile on mandolin; four legendary popular transcriptions played by guitarist Christopher Parkening; and three pieces performed by guitarist Angel Romero, including the famous Chaconne from Partita #2 for Unaccompanied Violin in D minor.


  • November 17 and 20, 2014:

    Highlights: We explore the music of J.S. Bach, played by both guitar soloists, but also in ensemble. We open with the familiar Bouree from the First Suite for Lute, played by Jason Vieaux. Next we hear an incredible transcription of the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, originally for organ, performed by Philip Hi. Then we hear the Violin Sonata No. 1, by Paul Galbraith, 8-string guitar. Then the last major work, by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, performing the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major. All this with music from the Anna Magdalena Notebook interspersed.


  • November 10 and 13, 2014:

    Highlights: Join us for our musical tribute to Cuban guitarist Ernestro Tamayo, who passed away at the age of 43 in October, 2014. Selections by Sylvius Weiss, Antonio Lauro, and various Cuban composers including Harold Gramatges, Aldo Rodriguez, and Mr. Tamayo himself. Mr. Tamayo's albums sampled are Classical Persuasions, Artistico, and The Cuban Guitarist.

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