Inside Classical Guitar

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


  • Week of May 8, 2017: Introducing a new performer to listeners of Inside Classical Guitar, Greek Guitarist Elena Papandreou. She studied with Evangelos Boudounis and Oscar Ghiglia. Hear Elena play one of the most popular guitarist composers of our time, Roland Dyens!

  • Week of May 1, 2017: Join us for our show featuring the music of the universally loved J.S.Bach! Music as perfromed by best of the best guitarists Alexander Lagoya, David Russell, the LA Guitar Quartet, Sergio and Odair Assad, and Christopher Parkening!

  • Week of April 24, 2017: Guitarist David Starobin is featured this week. Known as one of the fields most committed to new music for classical guitar, Our show features on his other strong advocacy for the classical and romantic, featuring the Grand Ouverture, Op 61; and the Variazioni sulla Cavatina favorita: "De calma oh Ciel", Op101, both by the Italian guitarist omposer Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829).

  • Week of April 17, 2017: Join us for “Saffire – The Australian Guitar Quartet” in a wide variety of charming transcriptions by this inventive Australian group!

  • Week of April 10, 2017: Join us for "David Russell Plays Piano." Just kidding! But guitarist Russell does delight us with his transcriptions of piano works, selections taken from his Telarc recording “Isaac Abéniz – Spanish Music for Classical Guitar”

  • Week of April 3, 2017: Our program features the incomparable American lute virtuoso Paul O'Dette, playing both solo and with The Musicians of Swanne Alley! Music of John Dowland, et. al.

  • Week of March 27, 2017: Listen here for an eclectic selection of music from various legendary performances of the legendary Brithish guitarist Julian Bream! Composers represented include J.S. Bach, Dionisio Aguado, Luigi Boccherini, Isaac Albeniz, Heitor Villa-Lobos. Also selections from the other side of the fretted repertory, Julian Bream on the Renaissance lute.

  • Week of March 20, 2017: Join us for our second of two programs featuring the artistry of Scottish guitarist David Russell! This show with music of Fernando Sor, Hector Ayala, Manuel Ponce, Agustin Barrios, and Jorge Morel.

  • Week of March 13, 2017: 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 p.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 pm at http://www.rafstl.org/listen/ . Inside Classical Guitar also airs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm on WSIU in Carbondale, Illinois.

  • Week of March 6, 2017:

    Join us for “A Night at the Opera" - featuring the Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo! All selections from the recording “A Night at the Opera,” featuring guitarists Michael Newman and Laura Oltman, on MHS 5172085. W. A. Mozart's Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro”; Gioacchino Rossini 's Overture to “The Thieving Magpie”; Gaspare Fontini's Overture to “Fernand Cortez”; Etienne-Nicolas Méhul's Overture to “Le jeune Henri”; Niccolo Piccinni's Overture to “Didon” (2 of 3 movements); and Gioacchino Rossini's Overture to “The Barber of Seville.”

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