Bach and Rodrigo for Two Guitars On Fretworks

Amadeus Guitar Duo(Photo:
Amadeus Guitar Duo(Photo:

On the next Fretworks Saturday evening at 7, we’ll have some impressive guitar playing from the Amadeus Duo.  Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff will present a two guitar arrangement of one of the pinnacles of the violin repertoire, the Chaconne from J. S. Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor.

The Concierto Madrigal for 2 Guitars and Orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo was first performed in 1970. Like a number of his other works for guitar, it’s based on earlier music, in this case a Renaissance madrigal, “Felices ojos mios” (Happy Eyes of Mine). It’s really more of a suite than a concerto, and the Amadeus Duo will take us on a colorful musical excursion.

Scottish-born guitarist David Russell will play music of Emilio Pujol, an important composer, musicologist and guitar teacher. In 1953, Andres Segovia invited Pujol to teach at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the music institute in Sienna, Italy.

We’ll conclude the hour on Fretworks with music from Gaspar Sanz and guitarist Angel Romero.  I hope you can join me for this program of classical guitar works Saturday at 7 pm on Classical 101.