Inside Classical Guitar

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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