Stephen Dodgson Guitar Chamber Music @StJPiccadilly

Tonight Friday 3 November 2017: the CD Launch Concert of Stephen Dodgson: The Guitar Chamber Works (Naxos, recorded by John Taylor) will be held at St James’s Piccadilly, featuring: Change-Ringers for four guitars (1996) performed by the Mēla Guitar Quartet (Daniel Bovey, Jiva Housden, Matthew Robinson, George Tarlton) Intermezzo (Citharae Chordae pro Pace) for four guitars…

Classical Guitar Recordings – Gustavo Leguizamón: Pablo Márquez

EL CUCHI BIEN TEMPERADO – THE WELL-TEMPERED CUCHI is a recording of music by Gustavo Leguizamón, arranged and performed by Pablo Márquez for ECM, produced by Manfred Eicher. A quick glance through the titles of the 17 tracks shows that the Argentinian composer, Gustavo ‘Cuchi’ Leguizamón (1917–2000) has written each of the pieces in familiar rhythms: zambas, chacareras, cuecas…

Classical Guitar recordings – Schubert (Re)inventions: Ensemble Paladino

SCHUBERT (RE)INVENTIONS by the Ensemble Paladino is a double-CD which surprisingly contains some première recordings of Lieder for soprano and guitar by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) from Franz von Schlecta’s manuscript, published recently in a facsimile edition by Stefan Hackl and Erik Pierre Hofmann. The first CD features arrangements of Schubert’s chamber music, although the Notturno in D major for guitar, flute, viola…

Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio – live from Vienna

The WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL TRIO was featured in Claire Martin’s Jazz Line-Up programme on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 21 March 2015. The programme is still available to listen to. This live performance of Wolfgang Muthspiel’s ‘American’ Trio, featuring Larry Grenadier on double bass and Brian Blade on drums, was recorded at the Vienna Konzerthaus, in 2014 by Austrian radio.  In September 2014,…

Frank Martin y la Guitarra – RCSM Madrid

FRANK MARTIN’s chamber music will be featured in a concert on Thursday 5 March 2015 at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid. The concert ‘Frank Martin y la Guitarra’ – Música de Cámara 1933–1969, which has been organised in collaboration with the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, will begin with Frank Martin’s only work…

2015 Grammys – Jason Vieaux Best Classical Instrumental Solo

JASON VIEAUX’s  recording Play has won the ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ prize at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, held on 8 February 2015 at Staples Center, Los Angeles.  The nominees in the category of  ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ were announced on 5 December 2014: Play Jason Vieaux (Azica Records); All The Things You Are Leon Fleisher (Bridge Records); The Carnegie Recital Daniil Trifonov…