by Adam Perlmutter I’m not necessarily a flamenco guitarist, but when I play some basic rasgueados and golpes on Córdoba’s F7 Paco, the sound is unmistakably Iberian. What’s more, the guitar’s cedar soundboard and rosewood back and sides—as opposed to the more common choices of cedar and cypress or sycamore—seem to give it a warm, [...]
Vintage video of a master class offered by classical guitar virtuoso Andrés Segovia.
[Editor’s Note: Angel Romero is the youngest son of legendary guitarist Celedonio Romero, who, along with Angel’s brothers Pepe and Celin, formed the widely admired Los Romeros guitar quartet in 1960, three years after the family emigrated from Spain to America. He continued playing with Los Romeros until 1990, when he was replaced by Celin’s [...]
Three top young guitarists—Americans Adam Levin and Matthew Rohde, and Australian Scott Borg—have banded together to form the Kithara Project, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that aims to bring classical guitar to underserved communities. “The mission is to bring the magic of the guitar through partnerships, performances, workshops, and residencies to communities in the U.S. and [...]
[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of Classical Guitar magazine.] Interviewed by Guy Traviss Your introduction to the guitar was marked by a very solid work ethic. How did you come to play the instrument and what drove you to work at it so much? I came to the guitar through my [...]
On its 75th anniversary, three master guitarists reflect on JoaquÍn Rodrigo’s popular masterpiece To get inside the Concierto de Aranjuez from the player’s perspective, I interviewed three guitarists who have added their unique interpretations to the canon of recorded versions: David Russell’s 1997 take (for Telarc) was cut with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by [...]