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CD REVIEW: John Williams ‘Concerto’


When John Williams decides to release a recording it is an event eagerly anticipated and well worth waiting for. Without the constraints of a record company this is a JCW special, which makes for a decidedly more personal approach, which is justifiably how John Williams feels his artistic choices should go, in the face of [...]


CD REVIEW: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass


Classical Guitar contributor Tim Panting reviews the Dublin Guitar Quartet's latest, a collection of works by contemporary classical composer Philip Glass. I was wondering when the music of that other great Minimalist would ‘turn up’, as there has been rather a slew of late, which primarily included the music of Steve Reich. Well, this really [...]


Classical Guitar in Kabul

Classical Guitar in Kab

An Interview with Colin Davin, the American Guitarist who Teaches in Afghanistan By Guy Traviss I first met American guitarist Colin Davin when he was passing through London on his way to the Middle East. He was visiting the city to catch up with an old fiend and former duo partner, who had suggested putting [...]


From The Classical Guitar Archive: Andrés Segovia on the Road


On the eve of his 90th birthday, Colin Cooper and David Russell caught up with the master guitarist, who was still actively touring and enthusiastically advocating for new works. This article originally appeared in the January/February 1983 issue of Classical Guitar magazine. "ANDRÉS SEGOVIA: STILL ON THE ROAD" by Colin Cooper One of the incredible things [...]


Segovia Series to Open With Russian Guitar Quartet

russian guitar quartet

The Segovia Classical Guitar Series returns to Evanston, Illinois, this fall with a spotlight on Eastern European and Brazilian repertoire. The series kicks off November 13 at Northwestern University with a performance by the Russian Guitar Quartet, a foursome renowned for its use of seven-string Russian guitars and focus on the Moguchaia Kuchka—or “Russian Five” [...]

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Flamenco Great Manitas de Plata, 1921 – 2014

Flamenco Great Manitas de Plata, 1921 – 2014 post image

Manitas de Plata, one of the biggest-selling flamenco artists of all time, died at a rest home in France on November 5. He was 93. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, De Plata broke boundaries in traditional flamenco music and became one of the best-known gypsy guitarists—his atypical rhythm patterns were of [...]

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