Inside Classical Guitar

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


  • Week of July 17, 2017: Listen to the virtuosity of Cuban guitarist Manuel Barrueco with music of Robert de Visée, Agustin Barrios, Joaquin Turina, Isaac Albeniz, and Astor Piazzolla. Also, special apprarance by flutist Emmanuel Pahud. Also hear a brief conversation with new Executive Director Kevin Ginty and Bill Ash!

  • Week of July 10, 2017:

    We go back in time with our show entitled “Douglas Back Plays Foden & Holland.” Native St. Louisan Doug Back is the acknowledged specialist in the unique American repertoire of music by Justin Holland (1819-1887) and William Foden (1860-1947). Special bonus: a conversation with early music specialist Anson Brown, who taught for us in Guitar Horizons during 1916-17. Here is the promised video of Anson filmed by HEC TV 's “Music for the Mind” on Jennings Junior High Guitar Club. And on this episode of Inside Classical Guitar hear about his experience with us this year--and even the origins of the ukulele!


  • Week of July 3, 2017:

    Our show entitled "Norbert Kraft, Canadian Virtuoso." Selections from “Spanish and South American Works for Guitar,” featuring Norbert Kraft, guitar. Hear Canada's celebrated classical guitarist performing music of Manuel DeFalla, Isaac Albeniz, Federico Moreno Torroba, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Heitor Villa-Lobos!


  • Week of June 26, 2017: NEW BEGINNINGS, 2017. Join us for a beautiful sampling of music new and old from our season-opening artist for the 2017-18 concert season, Xavier Jara! Music by John Dowland, Francois Couperin, Dusan Bogdanovic, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sergio Assad, and Jeremy Collins. SPECIAL BONUS: Bill Ash introduces and welcomes our new incoming Executive Director Kevin Ginty with his first conversation on the show!

  • Week of June 19, 2017: Join us for a show featuring both the traditional music for the Renaissance lute—featuring Dowland, Bach, and Robert Ballard-- performed by Ronn McFarlane, then concludes with some of Ronn’s own original compositions in a contemporary style.

  • Week of June 12, 2017: Peruvian Guitarist Jorge Caballero performs his own amazing transcriptions of The Firebird: Dance of the Princesses, by Stravinsky; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnole; and Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky!

  • Week of June 5, 2017: It's here! The announcement of the 2017-18 season! Listen in for music from some of the artists to be presented, including: Paul O'Dette and Ronn McFarlane, lutenists; the Kithara Guitar Duo; Manuel Barrueco; and the Beijing Guitar Duo!

  • Week of May 29, 2017: Join us for performances of the legendary guitarist John Williams, as he performs a novel program of concertos originally written for other instruments: violin, organ, and oboe! Music of J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, Allessandro Marcello, Francois Couperin.

  • Week of May 22, 2017: Introducing another new guitarist on the scene, the American Adam Kossler, based in North Virginia. And some fresh repertoire indeed: 1. Miroslav Loncar: La Margheritina; Luigi Legnani: Fantasia Brillante, Op. 19; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco arr. Angelo Gilardino: Capriccio Diabolico; Manuel Ponce: Sonata III; and Jean Sibelius arr. Adam Kossler: In Mournful Mood!
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