This week on Fretworks, the standard six-string Spanish classical guitar is featured on all of our musical selections with some solo pieces as well as various ensemble combinations.
Join me this evening for Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101 to hear music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The not-often-enough heard Symphony No. 6 from 1923 is serene and beautiful, brooding and melancholy.
This Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, guitarist Paul Galbraith will be featured performing his arrangement of a Mozart piano sonata on his 8-string guitar. Another arrangement not heard often will be Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D performed by the Philadelphia Guitar Trio.
Oboist Ray Still passed away on March 12 at the age of 94 in Woodstock, Vermont surrounded by his family and listening to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
Our next Fretworks program Saturday evening at 7 will include music from opera arranged for classical guitar. The Fantasy on Themes From Verdi’s La Traviata by Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega.
Richard Turner will be 100 years old in May but apparently has no plans to stop playing the double bass anytime soon.
Antonio Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons will be featured for the first Saturday of spring in an arrangement for three guitars on the next Fretworks on Classical 101.
Hamilton Harty wrote his Irish Symphony in 1904 for the Feis Ceoil Festival in Dublin. Each of the four movements of the symphony is based on a traditional Irish tune. This evening on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101, we’ll have a performance of this work for St. Patrick’s Day.
On Saturday evening at 7 on classical 101, the next Fretworks broadcast will feature Paul Galbraith and his 8-string guitar for music of Johann Sebastian Bach.