From Bach to Vivaldi, with Granados & Satie on Next Fretworks

On Saturday evening at 7, we’ll have a range of composers and works that should provide an enjoyable hour of music for the guitar on Fretworks.  For good measure, we’ll also hear a Baroque lute and viola da gamba.

John Williams will play a concerto by Antonio Vivaldi that was adapted from a trio for lute, violin and continuo.  Vincenzo Macaluso has an arrangement of two of the three Gymnopedies of  French composer Erik Satie for ten-string guitar.  Norbert Kraft will play the Poetic Waltzes of Enrique Granados in a version for guitar and orchestra by Peter Briener. 

The Baroque lute and viola da gamba will be featured in an early 18th Century work by Gottfried Meusel with the Duo Kirchhof, and the Canadian Guitar Quartet will play an arrangement of a Flute and harpsichord sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Join me Saturday evening for Fretworks.  In the meantime, here’s some French music performed on a 10-string guitar by Vincenzo Macaluso–Claire de lune by Claude Debussy: