Laura Snowden Christmas Carols for Charity

The guitarist and composer Laura Snowden has made arrangements of three Christmas Carols – Silent Night, In the Bleak Midwinter and Away in the Manger, which are available in both music score (and TAB) for purchase until Christmas at: Christmas Carols. Most importantly, she is donating all the proceeds to the Gold from the Stone Foundation’s Christmas Dinners Project, a charity…

Thibault Cauvin premières Leo Brouwer’s Trois Nouvelles Études

We owe a debt of gratitude to the French guitarist Thibault Cauvin, whose energetic enthusiasm for his performing projects has not only pleased his audiences throughout the four corners of the earth where he travels to give concerts – reaching audiences well beyond the traditional classical music aficionados – but also for attracting the attention…

Daniela Rossi premières Jeffrey McFadden’s Regondi Tribute

The Argentinian guitarist Daniela Rossi has given an online concert for the La Kalimba Arts Centre in Belén de Escobar, Argentina, as part of their online concert series, performing a selection of Etudes from Ten Etudes: Etude No. 2: Andante con Moto; Etude No. 4: Adagio Cantabile; Etude 6: Andante; Etude No. 8: Allegretto con moto ben marcato la melodia; and Etude…

Into the Rose-Garden: in memory of Julian Bream by Angelo Gilardino

The classical guitarist and lutenist JULIAN BREAM, who passed away peacefully at his home on Friday 14 August 2020 has left a great a legacy which will continue to be a source of inspiration for many generations to come. As a ‘thank you’, the Italian guitarist Andrea De Vitis commissioned the Italian composer, guitarist and musicologist Angelo Gilardino to…

Marking the 40th day since the death of Julian Bream

The classical guitarist and lutenist JULIAN BREAM, who celebrated his 87th birthday on 15 July 2020, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday 14 August 2020. To mark the 40th day since Julian Bream’s death, I found this performance by Alberto Mesirca of Federico Mompou’s Suite Compostelana particularly expressive. Recorded at Teatro Accademico of Castelfranco Veneto, 24…

Samuel Diz performing on Federico García Lorca’s guitar

In March 2020, the Spanish guitarist Samuel Diz released Memoria de la Melancolía – a recording that is dedicated to the memory of the writer and feminist María Teresa León (1903–1988), exploring her biography through the music of the Generation of ‘27 and exiled Spaniards during the turbulent history of twentieth-century Spain – with Samuel Diz performing…

Leo Brouwer’s Tribute to Julian Bream and his Concerto Elegiaco

The classical guitarist and lutenist JULIAN BREAM Friday 14 August 2020 The Cuban composer, conductor and guitarist, Leo Brouwer has had a long and fruitful musical connection with Julian Bream as he so eloquently expresses in this tribute which he published on 14 August 2020. This long-standing musical relationship has produced some of the finest of…

Julian Bream’s Birthday: A Celebration

The classical guitarist and lutenist JULIAN BREAM  celebrates his 87th birthday today 15 July 2020 HARDLY a day goes by when we are not reminded of the great contribution Julian Bream has made to the classical guitar repertoire – both to contemporary repertoire and music from earlier centuries – performing on guitar, lute, early guitars and…