Our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 will feature Paul Galbraith, who plays an 8-string guitar of his own design. It’s held like a cello with a metal endpin coming out of the bottom of the guitar and rests on a specially-designed resonating box that adds to the full, rich sound he produces on this unusual instrument. Galbraith will be heard in Bach’s Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998.
In the days before Guitar Hero, guitarist and Columbus native Jordan Dodson wanted to be a rock star. Now with acoustic guitar in hand, he’s well on his way to becoming a guitar hero of the classical music world. Tune in Thursday at 10:30 to hear Dodson talk about his flourishing career and to play selections from his upcoming Columbus recital.
The exciting young Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang already has an international reputation for her fine sense of artistry and performing ability. She has been heard several times on Classical 101′s weekly program for music of the classical guitar, Fretworks, Saturday evenings at 7.
Join me Saturday evening at 7pm for the next Fretworks on Classical 101. On this Saturday’s program, we have music of Torroba, Debussy, Tarrega and Bach. We’ll also hear selections from Macedonian Pieces by Miroslav Tadic.
This week on Fretworks Saturday evening at 7, we have the famous anonymous short piece, Romance, arranged for guitar and orchestra. There will be contemporary works for viola and guitar and for guitar quartet and also, a big early 19th century Italian guitar concerto, along with music for solo guitar from Paraguay.
Guitarist Julian Bream is the recipient of the 2013 Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous recipients include Claudio Abbado, Janet Baker, Alfred Brendel and Andre Previn.
It’s being reported that Classical guitarist John Williams, who is 72, plans to retire soon. Apparently, he has not made an official announcement yet, but I am a little surprised to hear the news since he is still playing at such a high level.
Our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101 will include solo, trio, and concerto performances. This week’s program for music of the classical guitar will feature works from Spain, Italy, and Brazil.
Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, Fretworks will feature several American music selections for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The six-string classical guitar, an instrument beguiling and lovely in its soft and intimate tones, and exuberant and lively in more outgoing music. In the hands of one with great skill and artistry, the guitar can express many moods in a surprising variety of tone colors. Andres Segovia, one of its greatest practitioners, called the [...]