Inside Classical Guitar

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


  • 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.


  • November 3 and 6, 2014:

    Highlights: We feature the Cavatina Duo, Eugenia Moliner, flute, with Denis Azabagic, guitar, in anticipation of their performance on November 8 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Selections include music of J.S. Bach, Siciliano; music from Balkan countries by various composers; movements from Suite Buenos Aires by Maximo Diego Pujol; and Fantasia brilliante on Themes from Carmen by Francois Borne. Solo from Denis Azabagi: La catedral by Agustin Barrios.


  • October 27 and 30, 2014:

    Highlights: We visit with St. Louis guitarist Benjamin Minden-Birkenmaier, as he gives us a preview of his upcoming performance on November 2 of the guitar concerto "Fantasy for a Gentleman," written in 1954 by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999). Music of Rodrigo's concerto inspiration, Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710), performed by guitarist Angel Romero, a full performance of the Rodrigo Concerto by Angel's brother, Pepe Romero, with Sir Neville Mariner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and finishing with additional solo music of Rodrigo by guitarist Scott Tennant.


  • October 20 and 23, 2014:

    Highlights: We include more music from Brasil, and performances by Odair Assad. As on October 13, our show begins with music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, three pieces from the piano repertoire, played on guitars by the Assads and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet. We then hear The Assads perform a nine-movement suite by J.P. Rameau, originally for harpsichord. We continue with Sounds of Bells and Itching Powder by Pernambuco, played by Graham Anthony Devine. Then the balance of the show is Odair Assad performing the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.


  • October 13 and 16, 2014:

    Highlights: We take a trip to beautiful Brazil to hear music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, renditions by Graham Anthony Devine, the Assad Duo, and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet. Then music arranged and composed by Sergio Assad, performed by his brother Odair Assad. The show concludes with three movements from Concerto Originis composed by Sergio Assad, a triple concerto performed by the Assads with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.


  • October 6 and 9, 2014:

    Highlights: St. Louis Guitarist Kirk Hanser is the interview guest, and we hear music from his upcoming performances on October 17 and 24.


  • September 29 & October 2, 2014:

    Highlights: This show features the music of the legendary Nicolo Paganini ( 1782-1840), both music for the guitar and music transcribed from the violin. Includes excerpts from the Guitar Sonatas #4 in D and #6 in F, and some of the Ghiribizzi as played by guitarist Marco Tamayo. Also Grand Sonata op. 39 by Judicael Perroy, and Violin Caprice #24 as played by guitarist John Williams. Then follows some of the other 23 Caprices, numbers 7,9,13, and 21, as played by guitarist Eliot Fisk. The show concludes with Variations on a Theme by Paisiello, with variations by both Paganini and Beethoven, again as arranged and played by Eliot Fisk.


  • September 22 and 25, 2014:

    Highlights: We continue our show featuring the marvellous compositions of Argentinian composer and guitarist Jorge Morel as played by Douglas Niedt on his CD "Pure Magic."  Also Morel's music written especially for John McClellan, and the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, and by Jorge Morel himself. Also more conversation with Douglas Niedt, and now also with local guitarist John McClellan about his own experiences with Jorge Morel, and some rare early recordings of Morel that John has brought to our studio.


  • September 15, 2014:

    Highlights: First of two shows featuing the music of Jorge Morel, this show as played by Douglas Niedt, the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, and Bill Park. Pampero,                   Nortena, Chopi, Romance Criollo, Gato Y Malambo, and West Side Story Suite, all played by Jorge Morel; Morel's Danza Brasiliera, Played by Bill Park; and Guitarreando--played solo by John McClellan-- then Prelude to Olga, and Two to Tango played by the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo.


  • September 8, 2014:

    Highlights: We feature the Music of guitarist Oscar Ghiglia, with his performances of Gavottes 1 & 2 and the Gigue from Lute Suite BWV 995; Excerpts from Variations on "Folias de Espana" by Manuel Ponce; and Prelude #1 of Heitor Villa-Lobos. Then some remembrances of the recently deceased Philip Rosheger, with performances by David Russell of his Waltz #7, Lullaby to Wake Up To, and Good Luck Waltz; and performances by Steven Novacek, Habaneras #1 and #6 from a set of them also composed by Philip Rosheger.

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