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New Museum Honors Legendary Italian Guitarist/Composer

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Looking for an excuse to go to southern Italy? Want to feed your love of classical guitar at the same time? Here's an exciting new destination: Casa Museo Mauro Giuliani. Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant guitarists and composers of guitar music of the early 19th century—he wrote more [...]

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CD Review: Gorgeous Guitar Music from Unlikely Sources

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The little-known composer Pedro Ximenez de Abrill produced hundreds of pieces of music during the first half of the 19th century, both in his native Peru and in neighboring Bolivia. Most of his output didn’t make it out of South America, though some of his minuets for guitar turned up in Europe and found their [...]

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CG World Mourns Passing of Hector Quine

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The classical guitar world lost one of its most distinguished and accomplished educators and advocates when Hector Quine passed away on January 1, 2015, two days after his 88th birthday. Quine (known as “Bill” to many of his friends), was a key figure in the development of several college classical guitar programs in England, dating [...]

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Pedro Rodrigues Headlines Portuguese Guitar Festival

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From February 6-16, the quaint little city of Castelo Branco, Portugal, about 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Lisbon, near the Spanish border, is hosting its third Festival de Guitarra, featuring both well-established professional players and promising students from the Regional Conservatory there. Headlining the biggest concert of the festival will be Pedro Rodrigues, who [...]

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Guitars are Good News for Troubled City

Chances are if you’ve even heard of Ferguson, Missouri, which is just outside of St. Louis, it is because of recent high-profile protests and violence there in response to a local grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed African American man in a controversial episode [...]

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Milos on the Move

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The past year (2014) has been one of incredible growth and success for Montenegro-born, London-trained classical guitar phenomenon Miloš Karadaglić. The 31-year-old globe-trotter released what has become his most popular recording to date, Aranjuez (Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics), which is highlighted by his masterful takes on a pair of Joaquin Rodrigo’s best-known pieces for guitar-and-orchestra: The [...]


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