Week of December 7 2015

Highlights: We enter the world of the Opera for this week's program for the "Inside Classical Guitar" radio show. All selections are from "The Cavatina Duo at the Opera," the latest release from duo and husband and wife, Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner and Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic.
Arrangements for guitar and flute appear on this album from the following operas: 'Der Freischütz,' 'Carmen,' 'The Magic Flute,' 'Tancredi,' and 'The Carnival of Venice.'
Also, John Clayton announces an exciting award given to the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society...

See our Recent Article in the Saint Louis County Community News (October 28, 2015) entitled "Reaching out with Music," where Society Executive Director William Ash is interviewed by staff writer Sara Hardin:

See "Reaching Out with Music"

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Week of November 23 2015

Highlights: "Charlie Byrd and The Washington Guitar Quintet"- A Jazz guitarist on nylon strings, Charlie Byrd plays Gershwin classics such as 'I've Got Rhythm,' along with Jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke arrangements, and ends on an homage of the great Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. John Clayton also shares what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

Week of November 16 2015

Highlights: We go back in time to the Golden age of the Guitar in Italy, where Mauro Giuliani and Ferdinando Carulli were ascendant. Who was the better guitarist? And more importantly today, who was the better composer? Tune in and you make the call!

Week of November 9, 2015

Highlights: Known as an innovator during the bossa nova movement in 1960s Brazil, Edu Lobo's compositions are cultural classics in South American and internationally. The Brasil Guitar Duo's 2012 release 'Zansibar - The Music of Edu Lobo' features the music of Lobo for two guitars, arranged by João Luiz, member of the duo with Douglas Lora.

Week of November 2, 2015

Highlights: Tune in for John Clayton's account of our recent Fundraiser "Play it Forward" which occurred at the Shaved Duck restaurant. Music by Jorge Morel, and a preview of Duo Mirić--Tanja and Darka Mirić--who visit nine local schools in Bosnian neighborhoods, and perform on November 7 in their St. Louis debut at the Ethical Society.

Week of October 26, 2015

Highlights: We begin sampling the new 2-CD issue entitled “Thibault Cauvin” (Sony Classical 88875096912/2) featuring Thibault Cauvin, guitar. An eclectic mix of popular, beautiful selections spanning four centuries, from Sanz, Bach, Mertz, de Falla, Jobin, Bogdanovic, and Sergio Assad.

Week of October 12, 2015

Highlights: A look ahead at the upcoming concert by the Brasil Guitar Duo, exploring their new CD entitled "Leo Brouwer: Music for Two Guitars.
Program includes compositions from 1957 to 2009, including Triptico (1958) to the monumental Sonata de Los Viajeros (2009), performed on their October 17 recital to a standing ovation by the St. Louis audience prior to the ending of the program!

Week of October 19, 2015

Highlights: Theme is "Guitar and Strings," with music by J.S. Bach played by Dusan Bogdanovic, guitar, and Elaine Comparone, harpsichord; Antonio Vivaldi, with Eliot Fisk, guitar, Albert Fuller, harpsichord; and Niccolo Paganini, with Julian Gray, guitar, Roberto Díaz, viola, and Andrés Díaz, ‘cello.

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