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Musical Dances, a Carnival, and a Chaconne on Fretworks

12:50PM
September
25, 2014

This week on Fretworks, a program devoted primarily to the classical guitar, we’ll start with a lot of mandolins for a Slavonic Dance by Antonin Dvorak with the Toulouse Mandolin Ensemble. Then Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang performs Fransisco Tarrega’s Variations on the Carnival of Venice.

One, Two Three, Four Guitars and a Lute on Fretworks

12:35PM
July
17, 2014

The Next Fretworks program will feature music for various numbers of guitars, with a bit of Renaissance lute for good measure. Ron McFarlane has several pieces from 16th century France by Pierre Attaignant.

Concerto of the South on Next Fretworks

10:44AM
July
10, 2014

Mexican composer Manuel Ponce wrote his Concerto of the South, which features native Mexican rhythms and harmonies combine with the composer’s own original themes will be featured on Fretworks Saturday night at 7pm on Classical 101.

Bach on Banjo plus Concerto for Four Guitars on Fretworks

12:57PM
June
19, 2014

We’ll ring in the official start of summer on the next Fretworks program with banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck and his arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3, a dazzling piece for any instrument. For a calmer musical experience, guitarist David Leisner will have American composer Lou Harrison’s lovely Serenade.

Rodrigo’s Fantasy for a Gentleman on Fretworks

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo
The Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and Julian Lloyd Webber.
1:09PM
May
29, 2014

Joaquin Rodrigo wrote his Fantasia para un Gentilhombre for Andres Segovia in 1954, and apart from the Concierto de Aranjuez, is the most popular music featuring guitar that he composed. The Fantasy for a Gentleman is a suite for guitar and orchestra based on music of the 17th Century guitarist Gaspar Sanz.  Pepe Romero will be the [...]

Lutenist Christopher Wilke on Next Fretworks

1:53PM
May
15, 2014

Fretworks usually focuses on the modern classical guitar for most of the recordings I present Saturday evenings at 7, but this week lutenist Christopher Wilke joins me in the studio for conversation about the lute and will perform for us. We’ll hear a sonata by 18th century German composer Johann Adolf Hasse.

Jason Vieaux and Modern Mandolin Quartet on Fretworks

1:19PM
May
1, 2014

This Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101 on Fretworks, we’ll hear from guitarist Jason Vieaux’s brand new recording with music of Francesco Tarrega, and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stanley Myers’ lovely Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.

Grieg’s Holberg Suite for Three Guitars on Next Fretworks

12:27PM
April
24, 2014

This Saturday evening at 7pm on Classical 101, our hour long program Fretworks has music for the classical guitar. This week we’ll hear a guitar trio, a duo, solo pieces, and a concerto for good measure.

Solo, Small Ensemble and Orchestral Music on Fretworks

1:23PM
April
10, 2014

This week on Fretworks, the standard six-string Spanish classical guitar is featured on all of our musical selections with some solo pieces as well as various ensemble combinations.

Music of Bach on 8-String Guitar on Next Fretworks

11:46AM
March
13, 2014

On Saturday evening at 7 on classical 101, the next Fretworks broadcast will feature Paul Galbraith and his 8-string guitar for music of Johann Sebastian Bach.