Inside Classical Guitar

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


  • 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.”


  • Week of February 27, 2017: Here we go, hang on to your seats! Inside Classical Guitar plays some prime selections from the immense discography of Los Romeros, in anticipation of their St. Louis performance this Saturday, March 4, 8:00 pm at the 560 Music Center. Listen in now, then join us on Saturday to experience brothers Celin, Pepe, Celin's son Clino, and nephew Lito Romero live in concert!

  • Week of February 20, 2017: Let's get in the mood for the upcoming St. Louis return of Los Romeros on March 4 with some music by the middle brother of the three, the legendary Pepe Romero. A show of Spanish favorites, plus some Brahms, Schimann, and Chopin, all sure to please!

  • Week of February 13, 2017: We spend an evening with the Italians: Guitarist Cristiano Porqueddo Plays composer Angelo Gilardino. Tune in for some fascinating new works for guitar!

  • Week of February 6, 2017: How about an all Heitor Villa-Lobos program this week? We've found a terrific interpreter of this most beloved guitar composer of the 20th century, Johannes Tonio Kreusch. Also the compatible Sonata for Guitar, Opus 47, of Alberto Ginastera to top it off!
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