One, Two, and Three Guitars Plus a Concerto on Next Fretworks

On the next Fretworks program Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, we have music of Frederic Chopin arranged for guitar trio, Catalan folk songs for solo guitar, an 18th Century concerto, originally for lute, and a tango for two guitars.

The Amsterdam Guitar Trio will play Chopin’s Rondo in C, Op. 73, which was originally for two pianos.  We’ll hear music from Spain with guitarist John Williams playing 9 Catalan Folksongs arranged by Miguel Llobet on a recording made in 1991.

Johann Friedrich Fasch was a German composer three years younger than J. S. Bach who was influenced by the blossoming of music for the lute at the time.  His Concerto in D minor will be heard in a transcription for guitar and orchestra with German guitarist Konrad Ragossnig and the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra.

The Castellani-Andraccio Duo will play Tango Duo by Adrien Politi to round out the hour with music from this Argentina-born composer who carries on the tradition of Astor Piazzolla’s “Tango Neuveau.”

Join me for an hour of the classical guitar Saturday at 7.  Here’s John Williams playing several Catalan folk songs, but I believe the photo is from much earlier than the recording which you can hear in the video at the beginning of this post.

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