Highlights: Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840) was an internationally famous virtuosic violinist of his time, infatuated by the guitar. In fact, he wrote more pieces for guitar than for violin! On tonight's program - Paganini's solo works for guitar and his Sonata Concertata in A major, Opus 61 for guitar and violin.
Highlights: Music written for legendary classical guitarist Julian Bream by composers Leo Brouwer, Emilio Pujol, Toru Takemitsu and more! We will play the recordings of Sharon Isbin, Johannes Möller, Christopher Mallett, Kaori Muraji, and also Julian Bream himself.
Highlights: We will share the classic recordings of Julian Bream on this 'Inside Classical Guitar' radio program! Hear Bream performing Romantic era pieces by Spanish composers Enrique Granados and Isaac Albéniz.
Highlights: Lute tunes of the Renaissance! All recordings on this program come from the album 'Merry Melancholy,' from German lutenist Joachim Held. Held performs selections of English lute music of the 16th century, such as 'Frog Galliard' by John Dowland, 'Packington's Pound' by Francis Cutting, 'Delight Pavan' by John Johnson and more!
Highlights: American music for the guitar in honor of Memorial Day! Patriotic tunes, Western anthems, and country waltzes performed by LA Guitar Quartet, local guitarist John McClellan, Douglas Black, and Small-Torres Guitar Duo. Listen in and you may recognize tunes by Aaron Copland, John Phillip Sousa, and Chet Atkins.
Highlights: David Russell's album 'The Grandeur of the Baroque' released in 2012 on Telarc, includes his own arrangements for guitar of Baroque lute and harpsichord music. Works by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Francois Couperin, and George Frederic Händel. David Russell, Grammy-award winning Scottish guitarist, will return to St. Louis March 25th, 2017 at the Ethical Society.
Highlights: This program features world-famous classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, playing the music of Vivaldi, Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc, and more!
Highlights: The Royal Family of the Guitar - Los Romeros Part II, featuring Pepe Romero. Pepe plays the music of Spanish guitarist and composer Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909), along with some traditional flamenco. Featured Tárrega classics include 'Capricho Arabe,' 'Adelita,' 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra' and more.
Highlights: The Royal Family of Guitar, the Romeros, return to St. Louis on March 4th, 2017. Save the date! Until then, listen to our Romeros radio program, Part 1. On tonight's show, we showcase the solo recordings of Celedonia Romero, the founder the Romeros Quartet, with three sons Pepe, Celin, and Angel. Celedonia plays music of the Spanish Renaissance for the first half, while the quartet ends the show with music from 'Carmen.'
Highlights: This program presents Grisha Goryachev, the virtuoso international guitarist known for his flamenco. Grisha is a trained classical guitarist from St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk and has released two solo flamenco guitar albums - "Alma Flamenca" and "Homenaje a Sabicas," - which will be featured in this radio program. Mr. Goryachev is one of the only internationally touring flamenco solo guitarists around. Guess what? He's coming to St. Louis November 19th, 2016 !