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Carmen Suite for Four Guitars on Fretworks

12:23PM
February
25, 2015

Los Romeros, “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” will be featured on the next Fretworks, performing a rousing rendition of the Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet.

Andres Segovia Featured on Next Fretworks

12:34PM
February
19, 2015

The great Spanish classical guitarist Andres Segovia was born on February 21, 1893 and died at the age of 94 in 1987.

Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux on Next Fretworks

7:28AM
February
12, 2015

Cleveland area classical guitarist Jason Vieaux won a Grammy Award last Sunday in Los Angeles in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his album, Play.

Guitar Concerto by Elmer Bernstein on Next Fretworks

1:29PM
February
5, 2015

The next Fretworks airing Saturday evening at 7 and the following Wednesday at 7 pm, will featuring the Guitar Concerto-For Two Christophers by Elmer Bernstein.

Music of Franz Schubert for his Birthday on the Next Fretworks

1:49PM
January
29, 2015

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on January 31, 1797, and I’ll have a couple of his works on the next Fretworks, which happens to be on that date. Also on the program, music from South America from Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Guastavino. Guitarist John Williams and the Australian Chamber Orchestra will play an arrangement of [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 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.

Bartok, Vivaldi, and Hovhaness on Fretworks

Brandon Yip with guitar
Music by Brandon Yip with the San Francisco Guitar Quartet Saturday on Fretworks.
8:17AM
December 12, 2014

This week on Fretworks, I’ll have a couple of somewhat unusual selections as well as more expected fare.