August 18, 2014

Program Highlights: Join us as we speak with both classical guitarist Jack Cimo and the LA Guitar Duo--guitarists Bryan Fasola and Donovan Butez--interviewed at the Tavern of Fine Arts for their performances July 28 and 29. They were here in St. Louis as part of the "Rifftime on Route 66 Linear Music Festival,"  traveling along Route 66 performing in cities, towns and roadsides from Chicago to Los Angeles. We get an advance hearing of music of J.S. Bach from Jack's soon-to-be-release CD, as well as music for cello and guitar with Duo Sogno.

August 11, 2014

Highlights:  Continuing our exploration of the music of 19th Century virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), this show presents some of his music composed for ensembles which included guitar duo, guitar with violin or flute, trio music for violin, guitar and cello, and the first of his three concertos for string orchestra, opus 30 in A.

August 4, 2014

Highlights:  Continuing our exploration of the early 19th century guitar scene in Europe we listen to the music of 19th Century virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), with performances of his music for solo guitar by Timothy Walker, Mary Akerman, David Starobin, Adam Holzman, and Vladimir Gorbach.

August 25, 2014

Highlights:  Our second show of the summer on the music of Spanish guitarist/composer Fernando Sor (1778-1839), this show dedicated to music for guitar duet. We'll sample music from the 2-CD set of Sor's complete guitar duet music, performed by guitarists Robert Kubica & Wilma van Berkel. We'll hear selections from Opera 44, 55, 61,62, and 63--including waltzes, divertimenti, and the Souvenirs of Russia.

September 1, 2014

Highlights:  After we sample music of late 17th century Baroque guitarist Ludovico Roncalli played by Paul Gregory, we turn to some of the finest music of the 19th century virtuoso tradition. We'll hear from Frederic Zigante, performing Souvenirs de Flandres, Op. 5 of Napoleon Coste (1805-883); Etudes 5, 8 and 4 of the musical prodigy Giuilo Regondi (1822-1872), performed by David Starobin; and some of the Caprices Op. 20 of Luigi Legnani (1790 1877), performed by Pavel Steidl. The show then concludeswith the Fantasia, op 19 of Regondi and Fantasie de Concert, Op 6 of Coste. 

September 8, 2014

Highlights: We feature the Music of guitarist Oscar Ghiglia, with his performances of Gavottes 1 & 2 and the Gigue from Lute Suite BWV 995; Excerpts from Variations on "Folias de Espana" by Manuel Ponce; and Prelude #1 of Heitor Villa-Lobos. Then some remembrances of the recently deceased Philip Rosheger, with performances by David Russell of his Waltz #7, Lullaby to Wake Up To, and Good Luck Waltz; and performances by Steven Novacek, Habaneras #1 and #6 from a set of them also composed by Philip Rosheger.

September 15, 2014

Highlights: First of two shows featuing the music of Jorge Morel, this show as played by Douglas Niedt, the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, and Bill Park. Pampero,                   Nortena, Chopi, Romance Criollo, Gato Y Malambo, and West Side Story Suite, all played by Jorge Morel; Morel's Danza Brasiliera, Played by Bill Park; and Guitarreando--played solo by John McClellan-- then Prelude to Olga, and Two to Tango played by the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo.

September 22 and 25, 2014

Highlights: We continue our show featuring the marvellous compositions of Argentinian composer and guitarist Jorge Morel as played by Douglas Niedt on his CD "Pure Magic."  Also Morel's music written especially for John McClellan, and the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, and by Jorge Morel himself. Also more conversation with Douglas Niedt, and now also with local guitarist John McClellan about his own experiences with Jorge Morel, and some rare early recordings of Morel that John has brought to our studio.

September 29 & October 2, 2014

Highlights: This show features the music of the legendary Nicolo Paganini ( 1782-1840), both music for the guitar and music transcribed from the violin. Includes excerpts from the Guitar Sonatas #4 in D and #6 in F, and some of the Ghiribizzi as played by guitarist Marco Tamayo. Also Grand Sonata op. 39 by Judicael Perroy, and Violin Caprice #24 as played by guitarist John Williams. Then follows some of the other 23 Caprices, numbers 7,9,13, and 21, as played by guitarist Eliot Fisk.

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