Inside Classical Guitar
The Weekly Radio Show from the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society
Highlights: Continuing our exploration of the music of 19th Century virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), this show presents some of his music composed for ensembles which included guitar duo, guitar with violin or flute, trio music for violin, guitar and cello, and the first of his three concertos for string orchestra, opus 30 in A. The show features performances of his music for duo guitar by the Strano Sisters, soprano Jennifer Ellis with guitarist Richard Savino, violinist Monica Hugget with cellist William Skeen, and John Williams with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Highlights: Continuing our exploration of the early 19th century guitar scene in Europe we listen to the music of 19th Century virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), with performances of his music for solo guitar by Timothy Walker, Mary Akerman, David Starobin, Adam Holzman, and Vladimir Gorbach.
Highlights: We follow up our program on the music of Fernando Sor with music of his friend and colleague Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849). We'll hear Estudios played by both Andres Segovia and Norbert Kraft, then selections from his opus 2, Three Rondo Brilliants by both Julian Bream and David Russell. The show concludes with Les deux amis, Op 41 by Fernando Sor, written specifically by Sor to be played by himself and Aguado, performed by Robert Kubica & Wilma van Berkel.
Highlights: We feature the music of Spanish guitarist Fernando Sor (1778-1839), with a survey of both his famous studies and more substantial forms, including society pieces and the Grand Solo opus 14, with performances by John Williams, Norbert Kraft, Marc Teicholz, Goran Krivokapic, Eduardo Fernandez, and Steven Novacek.
Highlights: A look across the Divide . . .Guitar Music from the Far East. Music from the phenomenal Chinese guitarists Xuefei Yang, Meng Su, and Yameng Wang, playing music of Sergio Assad, Dietmar Ungerrank, and Tan Dun. Also music of Japanese guitarist/composer Shingo Fujii performed with William Kanengiser, and Japanese guitarist Kaori Muraji playing music of Toru Takemitsu.
Highlights: Our third and final installment on the great guitarists from the Peabody Conservatory. Music of Sor, Granados, Albeniz and more as performed by David Starobin, Manuel Barrueco, Franco Platino, and the Beijing Guitar Duo.
Highlights: We continue featuring alumni graduates from the Peabody Conservatory, this time with focus on some of the original sudents of the groundbreaking padagogue Aaron Shearer. Music by David Starobin, Michael Cedric Smith, Ricardo Cobo, followed by exemplary students of Manuel Barrueco: Franco Patino and Marija Temo. Composers Guilio Regondi, Fernando Sor, J.K. Mertz, Frederico Moreno Torroba, Leo Brouwer.
Highlights: We talk with special in-studio guest and local St.Louis guitarist Patrick Rafferty, who will play live in-studio renditions of Marieta and Rosita by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909). Patrick received his graduate Diploma of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, where he studied with Julian Gray. Then the balance of the show will feature recorded music by long-time Peabody guitar faculty Julian Gray with Ronald Pearl, and Manuel Barrueco, integrated with some of the many illustrous students of theirs, well-recognized guitarists who are graduates of the Peabody program.
Highlights: Our feature on the music of the legendary Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909). Also includes discussion of Tarrega's primary students Miguel Llobet, Emilio Pujol, and Daniel Fortea. Performances of Tarrega's music by Christopher Parkening, Pepe Romero, Norbert Kraft, and Virginia Luque.
Highlights: A focus on the music of students of Catalan composer Miguel Llobet (1878-1938), including Maria Luisa Anido (1907-1997), Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1903-1982), and Rey de la Torre (1917-1994), with comments by in-studio guest Stephen Rekas on his decade of guitar study in Spain with these performers and also Emilio Pujol (1886-1980), a student of the legendary Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909). Also Aire vasco by the bliind guitarist/composer Antonio Jimenez Manjon (1886-1919), performed by David Russell. Additional contemporary recordings by Rachel Gauk, Daniel Bolshoy, and Karin Schaupp.