Tarrega for Two Guitars and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco on Fretworks

Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
1:49PM
January 22, 2015

The Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco is the featured work for guitar and orchestra on the next Fretworks program on Classical 101. This popular concerto was written in Hollywood, after the composer fled his native Italy after the rise of the fascist government there.  It was dedicated to and first performed [...]

Mostly Brahms on Next Classical Showcase

Johannes Brahms in 1853
Johannes Brahms in 1853
3:24PM
January 16, 2015

This evening at 7 on Classical Showcase, it’s mostly Brahms in a concert from Walt Disney Concert Hall with the L. A. Philharmonic that includes the Academic Festival Overture and the Second Piano Concerto.

Concerto of the South by Manuel Ponce on Fretworks

Album cover of Sharon Isbin.
Sharon Isbin with the New York Philharmonic and Jose Serebrier from 2004.
3:00PM
January 15, 2015

The Concierto del Sur by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce is the big work for the hour on the next Fretworks airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 on Classical 101.

“Minimalist Jukebox” With L. A. Phil on Classical Showcase

12:58PM
January
9, 2015

The next Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 p.m. presents the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with John Adams conducting in three contemporary pieces that were on a program as part of a concert series called “Minimalist Jukebox.”

Debussy, Bach and Flamenco on Next Fretworks

Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
1:40PM
January 8, 2015

Bach, Debussy, Mozart, oh my! This week’s Fretworks is nothing less than a parade of master works.

A Grand Sonata for Flute and Guitar and Vivaldi on Next Fretworks

9:00AM
January
2, 2015

Fretworks begins 2015 with guitarist Jason Vieaux and a couple of selections from his Grammy Award nominated disc, “Play.” Gramophone Magazine called him “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” Next month, he’ll join me in the studio for conversation and music, but for now, we’ll sample some this fine guitarist’s recorded work.

Music From The Magic Flute and Auld Lang Syne on Fretworks

Manuel Barrueco
Manuel Barrueco
1:00PM
December 25, 2014

As we head toward the end of the year, the final Fretworks of 2014 will feature music for guitar based on a Mozart opera to open the hour. Manuel Barrueco will perform the Six Airs From Mozart’s The Magic Flute by Fernando Sor

A Festival of Christmas Music for Guitars on Next Fretworks

Large guitar with Christmas decorations
Guitars for Christmas? We certainly hope so. Listen to Fretworks Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101.
4:00PM
December 19, 2014

This week’s Fretworks features music for the holiday in various arrangements from solo guitar to four guitars with orchestra. The holiday program will air on Saturday evening at 7 and be repeated Wednesday at 7 on Christmas Eve.

Corigliano and Brahms on Next Classical Showcase

1:30AM
December
18, 2014

On Friday evening at 7, the next Classical Showcase continues with another live concert performance from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.