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At 72, Guitarist John Williams Plans to Retire Soon

6:14AM
August
19, 2013

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.

A Trio by Molino and a Concerto by Villa-Lobos on Fretworks

12:45PM
August
15, 2013

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.

Copland for Guitar and Gershwin on Mandolins on Fretworks

2:50PM
July
5, 2013

Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, Fretworks will feature several American music selections for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

A New Program for the Classical Guitar: Fretworks

1:47PM
January
4, 2013

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 [...]