Inside Classical Guitar

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

  • Week of May 11, 2015:

    Highlights: Our Show features the virtuoso performers of the Assad Family from Brasil: "The Family Assad." We'll hear brothers Sergio and Odair, along with sister Badi in a phenomenal assortment of Brazilan music-making.

  • Week of May 4, 2015:

    Highlights: A Celebration of one of this year's long-awaited releases: "LAGQ--New Renaissance," by the standard-setting Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. New arrangements by Quartet members and friends of Renaissance music by Francesco da Milano and others, plus a new take on the Frog Galliard of John Dowland by Ian Krouse.

  • Week of April 27, 2015:

    Sounds of the Cinema: Music from the CD "Cinema Verismo" by guitarist Mak Grgic, an eclectic mix of music beginning with J.S. Bach, to Bernstein, to Albeniz to film music themes of The Godfather; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Chariots of Fire; The Deer Hunter; and more.

  • Week of April 20, 2015:

    Highlights: Music of Catalan composer Maximo Diego Pujol and the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla by Giampaolo Bandini, guitar, and Cesare Chiacchiaretta, bandoneon.

  • Week of April 13, 2015:

    Highlights: Program entitled "SoloDuo, part Deux!" Our second show featuring this amazing guitar duo of Matteo Mela & Lorenzo Micheli: Baja la palmera, Evocación, and Castilla of Isaac Albeniz; Overture to The Thieving Magpie and Overture to Elizabeth, Queen of England (AKA The Barber of Seville), music of Gioachino Rossini, arranged by Mauro Giuliani; Clair de lune and Pavane pour une infante defunte by Claude Debussy; the Tonadilla of Joaquin Rodrigo; and Gavotte and Bouree from French Suite no. 5 of J.S. Bach.

  • Week of April 6, 2015:

    Highlights: This show features guitarist Rupert Boyd with Jacob Cordover, performing as the Australian Guitar Duo. Music by J.S. Bach, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Leo Brouwer, Peter Sculthorpe, and Lennon & McCartney.

  • Week of March 30 2015:

    Highlights: Join us for “Three…Four…Five!” Music for the Obdara Trio (Walfrido Dominguez & Farid Bechara Botero, guitars, with Bartolomé García-Plata Gironés, clarinet; the Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet featuring Fernando Lima, João Luiz, Fábio Ramazzina, and Sidney Molina, guitars; and the Petar Jankovic Ensemble, five musicians with Petar Jankovic, guitar; Sophie Bird, violin I; Grace Kim, violin II; Rose Wollman, viola; and Maria Martinez, cello. Music by ignacio Cervantes, Walfrido Domingues, Leo Brouwer, Paulo Bellinati, Radames Gnattali: and Astor Piazzolla.

  • Week of March 23, 2015:

    Please note:  This week's program will be available here following the live broadcast from Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis (RAF-STL).  Listen live Mondays at 7:00 pm and Thursdays at 11:00 pm at

    Highlights: Features the recordings of the Brazilian guitarist/conductor/author Fabio Zanon, a preview prior to his long-awaited appearance in St. Louis March 28, 2015. Hear Spanish Dances #5 and #10 of Enrique Granados and Capricho Catalan and Minueto a Silva of Isaac Albeniz. Then followed by selections of music of Johan Kaspar Mertz, Manuel Ponce, and his countryman Heitor Villa-Lobos.

  • Week of March 16, 2015:

    Highlights: Our program entitled "Doubledown: Dynamic Guitar Duo's from Italy, France, and Australia" perform music of Pierre Petit, Federico Mompou, Radames Gnatali, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Nigel Westlake. Features Duo Resonances, Solo Duo, and the Australian Guitar Duo.

  • Week of March 9, 2015:

    Highlights: A show featuring the eclectic recordings of guitarist/composer Benjamin Verdery, the Yale University teacher of both Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett of Duo Noire, who were featured in the week of March 2 on Inside Classical Guitar. Hear traditional music of J.S. Bach's 'Cello Suite #4, contemporary classical represented by John Anthony Lennon's Sonatina. Then the untraditional, Ben Verdery's arrangements of music by Prince Roger Nelson, Van Stiefel, and his own compositions. Then Ben is joined by friends Fred Hand, Leo Kottke, John Williams, and his wife Rie Schmidt on alto flute for a wide-ranging program of musical treats!

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