Inside Classical Guitar

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

  • September 1, 2014:

    Highlights:  After we sample music of late 17th century Baroque guitarist Ludovico Roncalli played by Paul Gregory, we turn to some of the finest music of the 19th century virtuoso tradition. We'll hear from Frederic Zigante, performing Souvenirs de Flandres, Op. 5 of Napoleon Coste (1805-883); Etudes 5, 8 and 4 of the musical prodigy Giuilo Regondi (1822-1872), performed by David Starobin; and some of the Caprices Op. 20 of Luigi Legnani (1790 1877), performed by Pavel Steidl. The show then concludes
    with the Fantasia, op 19 of Regondi and Fantasie de Concert, Op 6 of Coste.

  • August 25, 2014:

    Highlights:  Our second show of the summer on the music of Spanish guitarist/composer Fernando Sor (1778-1839), this show dedicated to music for guitar duet. We'll sample music from the 2-CD set of Sor's complete guitar duet music, performed by guitarists Robert Kubica & Wilma van Berkel. We'll hear selections from Opera 44, 55, 61,62, and 63--including waltzes, divertimenti, and the Souvenirs of Russia.

  • August 18, 2014:

    Program Highlights: Join us as we speak with both classical guitarist Jack Cimo and the LA Guitar Duo--guitarists Bryan Fasola and Donovan Butez--interviewed at the Tavern of Fine Arts for their performances July 28 and 29. They were here in St. Louis as part of the "Rifftime on Route 66 Linear Music Festival,"  traveling along Route 66 performing in cities, towns and roadsides from Chicago to Los Angeles. We get an advance hearing of music of J.S. Bach from Jack's soon-to-be-release CD, as well as music for cello and guitar with Duo Sogno. Then hear two amazing original compositions by Donovan Butez, two of the pieces they performed at the Tavern.

  • August 11, 2014:

    Highlights:  Continuing our exploration of the music of 19th Century virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), this show presents some of his music composed for ensembles which included guitar duo, guitar with violin or flute, trio music for violin, guitar and cello, and the first of his three concertos for string orchestra, opus 30 in A. The show features performances of his music for duo guitar by the Strano Sisters, soprano Jennifer Ellis with guitarist Richard Savino, violinist Monica Hugget with cellist William Skeen, and John Williams with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

  • August 4, 2014:

    Highlights:  Continuing our exploration of the early 19th century guitar scene in Europe we listen to the music of 19th Century virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), with performances of his music for solo guitar by Timothy Walker, Mary Akerman, David Starobin, Adam Holzman, and Vladimir Gorbach.

  • July 28 2014:

    Highlights: We follow up our program on the music of Fernando Sor with music of his friend and colleague Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849). We'll hear Estudios played by both Andres Segovia and Norbert Kraft, then selections from his opus 2, Three Rondo Brilliants by both Julian Bream and David Russell. The show concludes with Les deux amis, Op 41 by Fernando Sor, written specifically by Sor to be played by himself and Aguado, performed by Robert Kubica & Wilma van Berkel.

  • July 21 2014:

    Highlights: We feature the music of Spanish guitarist Fernando Sor (1778-1839), with a survey of both his famous studies and more substantial forms, including society pieces and the Grand Solo opus 14, with performances by John Williams, Norbert Kraft, Marc Teicholz, Goran Krivokapic, Eduardo Fernandez, and Steven Novacek.

  • july 14, 2014:

    Highlights:  A look across the Divide . . .Guitar Music from the Far East. Music from the phenomenal Chinese guitarists Xuefei Yang, Meng Su, and Yameng Wang, playing music of Sergio Assad, Dietmar Ungerrank, and Tan Dun. Also music of Japanese guitarist/composer Shingo Fujii performed with William Kanengiser, and Japanese guitarist Kaori Muraji playing music of Toru Takemitsu.

  • July 7, 2014:

    Highlights:  Our third and final installment on the great guitarists from the Peabody Conservatory. Music of Sor, Granados, Albeniz and more as performed by David Starobin, Manuel Barrueco, Franco Platino, and the Beijing Guitar Duo.

  • June 30, 2014:

    Highlights: We continue featuring alumni graduates from the Peabody Conservatory, this time with focus on some of the original sudents of the groundbreaking padagogue Aaron Shearer. Music by David Starobin, Michael Cedric Smith, Ricardo Cobo, followed by exemplary students of Manuel Barrueco:  Franco Patino and Marija Temo. Composers Guilio Regondi, Fernando Sor, J.K. Mertz, Frederico Moreno Torroba, Leo Brouwer.

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