The Guitar from England to Russia on Next Fretworks.

A seven-string Russian guitar(Photo: Wikipedia)

A seven-string Russian guitar
Join us for music of the guitar, ranging from a famous English folk song, a late renaissance dance suite, a Spanish-inspired concerto, and a musical souvenir of Russia, all on the next Fretworks Saturday evening at 7 here on Classical 101.

Guitarists Mark Small and Robert Torres perform their arrangement of “The Water is Wide.”  Christopher Parkening has his setting of some of the dance tunes from the collection known as Terpsichore from Michael Praetorius, published in 1612.

Contemporary composer, musician, producer Michel Colina was commissioned in 2006 to write a guitar concerto, and we have his Goyescana Concerto, with a definite influence from Enrique Granados and his opera Goyescas.

There’s a sample above.

And finally, the “Czar’s Guitars” is the name of a duo whose mission is to revive the legacy of the Russian guitar.  They’ll play Souvenir of Russia by Fernando Sor.

Here, they perform two songs by Mikhail Glinka:

 

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