Inside Classical Guitar

The Weekly Radio Show from the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society


  • Week of September 5 2016: This program is an encore presentation of August 15, 2016. Highlights: Scott Tenant's 1998 album Wild Mountain Thyme, highlighting English, Irish, and Welsh tunes for the guitar.

  • Week of August 29 2016: Highlights: Selections from “Cavatina Duo – Sephardic Journey,” the newest album by the Cavatina Duo - husband and wife Eugenia Moliner (flute), and Denis Azabagic (guitarist). Moliner and Azabagic both realized they had Sephardic Jewish relatives from the 15th century, who either had to leave Spain or convert to Christianity. Inspired by their heritage, the duo compiled works from Sephardic folk tunes over a span of 20 years. Cavatina Duo collaborated with a number of musicians for this project, including the Avalon String Quartet.

  • Week of August 22 2016: Highlights: All selections are from "Homage to Agustín Barrios" featuring Spanish guitarist Virginia Luque. Luque performs on her album as a soloist, but also alongside cellist David Cunliffe on 'Trio Sefardi,' violinist Desiree Ruhstrat on 'Plegaria y Canto,' and the Avalon String Quartet on 'Sephardic Suite.'

  • Week of August 15 2016: Highlights: Scott Tenant's 1998 album Wild Mountain Thyme, highlighting English, Irish, and Welsh tunes for the guitar.

  • Week of August 8 2016: Highlights: Duo Melis, comprised of Susanna Prieto (Spain) & Alexis Muzurakis (Greece), made their debut in 1999 and have since become one of the world's most celebrated classical guitar duos. On tonight's program - Duo Melis' self titled album 'Duo Melis' (2013), with works by Falla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Kapustin, Granados and Ginastera.

  • Week of August 1 2016: Highlights: Listen for Debussy's haunting impressionist works arranged for guitar, including 'Girl With the Flaxen Hair' and 'Clair de lune.' William Kanengiser arranged Bizet's opera 'Carmen' for four guitars, performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

  • Week of July 25 2016: Highlights: This program features Fabio Zanon's new album from GuitarCoop - “Fabio Zanon - The Romantic Guitar.” Works by Schumann, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Coste, Mertz, and more.

  • Week of July 18 2016: Please note: This week's program was presented as a repeat of the week of July 11, 'Gregg Nestor and his Contributions to Classical Guitar.'

  • Week of July 11 2016: Highlights: This week we will feature the contributions to the guitar world from guitarist and arranger Gregg Nestor. All selections performed by Nestor and his duo partner Raymond Burley. Mr. Nestor has arranged works by early 20th century composers, such as Francis Poulenc, Joaquín Turina, and contemporary composers as well, such as Michael Deak and Miklós Rózsa. Also listen for insight from Bill Ash about the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America convention and competition, and also the upcoming St. Louis Classical Guitar Society Great Artist Series.

  • Week of July 4 2016: Highlights: In honor of Independence Day, enjoy some American tunes from favorites such as Scott Joplin and George Gershwin. Also - Listen for the recordings from 'Slightly Above Below Average,' a compilation album honoring the great American guitar player Chet Atkins, put together by St. Louis guitarist John McClellan.
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