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 [...]