Inside Classical Guitar

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


  • Week of August 24, 2015:

    Join us this week INSIDE CLASSICAL GUITAR as we continue our series of encore presentations with the soul-stirring music of Spain! John Clayton and I learn all about flamenco from St. Louis guitarist Ronald Radford, and hear music from his CD Viva Flamenco. It will be available here following the live broadcast from Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis (RAF-STL). Listen live Mondays at 7:00 pm and Thursdays at 11:00 pm on 107.3 FM, or at http://www.rafstl.org/listen/


  • Week of August 17, 2015:

    Our series of encore presentations continues INSIDE CLASSICAL GUITAR, with our fourth episode, originally aired May 27, 2013. We'll speak with St. Louis guitarists Kirk Hanser and John McClellan of the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, and music from their CD's Jongo and Vida Breve.


  • Week of August 10, 2015:

    Join us INSIDE CLASSICAL GUITAR for our third encore presentation of the summer. On this program-- originally aired MAY 20, 2013--John Clayton and I have some conversation with St. Louis guitarist and teacher Alan Rosenkoetter and his best known student, virtuoso guitarist Douglas Niedt, with music from Doug's CD Pure Magic.


  • Week of August 3, 2015:

    Please note: This week's program is an encore presentation of the second episode of Inside Classical Guitar, first aired on May 13, 2013, when we visited with former St. Louis guitarists Douglas Back and Rodney Stucky. We'll hear music of early American guitarists William Foden and Justin Holland. It will be available here following the live broadcast from Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis (RAF-STL). Listen live Mondays at 7:00 pm and Thursdays at 11:00 pm on 107.3 FM, or at http://www.rafstl.org/listen/


  • Week of July 27, 2015:

    Please note: This week's program is an encore presentation of the first episode of Inside Classical Guitar, first aired on May 6, 2013, with special guest Christopher Parkening! It aired prior to our 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 9 of that year. We play some of the legenday recordings of this best-known American guitarist, converse about his relationship to Andres Segovia, his devotion to the classical guitar, and find out the reasons for his decision to retire from the concert stage.


  • Week of July 13, 2015:

    Highlights: Hear some of the thirty new compositions inspired and commissioned by Fulbright winning scholarship guitarist Adam Levin in his travels to Spain. New compositions by Eduardo Morales-Caso, Salvador Brotons, Leonardo Balada, Octavio Vazquez, and David del Puerto.


  • Week of July 6, 2015:

    Highlights: Program featuring guitarist John McLaughlin: Duos for Guitar & Piano: Two Sisters; Until Such Time; Brise de Coeur with Katia Labeque, piano; and the Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra, “The Mediterranean” with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.


  • Week of June 29, 2015: Highlights: two amazing works for four guitars with orchestra, played by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto Andaluz for Guitar Quartet & Orchestra; and Sergio Assad's Interchange for Guitar Quartet & Orchestra.

  • Week of June 22, 2015:

    Highlights: Muisc for two guitars by the Hugarian romantic composer Johannn Kaspar Mertz (c.1840–1856). Performances by Raphaella Smits and Adrian Brogna, and Johannes Moller with Laura Fraticelli.

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