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Video Pick of the Week: Pablo Villegas Plays the First Movement of the ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’

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As November marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Joaquin Rodrigo's immortal Concierto de Aranjuez, we thought it would be fun to end the month with a version by the cover subject of the new Winter 2015 issue of Classical Guitar, Pablo Villegas. In this video, Villegas performs the first movement, "Allegro con spirito," [...]


Review: 2 Challenging Pieces by an Exciting Young Composer

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Idiosyncratic, Complex, And Cool: Noon and Little Chant by Janko Raseta At the modest age of 24, this composer/performer has already won over 30 prizes at performance and composition competitions and recorded two albums. Having heard some of his performances, I expected his pieces to be rather difficult to play, and that is most certainly [...]


A Look Back at the Third Bakewell Guitar Ensemble Weekend


  The twice-yearly Bakewell Guitar Ensemble Weekend now seems to now be a firm fixture in the musical calendar for many of the students who attend. The third ensemble weekend took place in September 2015, once again at the Medway Centre in the heart of the picturesque town of Bakewell in the Peak District (southwest [...]

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Video Pick of the Week: Katrin Endrikat Plays Barrios’ ‘La Catedral’


We've been enjoying the debut CD by a young German guitarist named Katrin Endrikat called Between the Worlds, which arrived in CG's offices not too long ago. Originally from Berlin, Endrikat has studied in both Europe and the U.S. with a number of distinguished teachers (including Dale Kavanagh, Eli Kassner, Benjamin Verdery, and Thomas Kirschoff) [...]


Winter 2015


Issue #380 Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas talks about the challenges of playing guitar concertos and about his new album, Americano, devoted entirely to music from the Americas. Special Focus: The Importance of Repertoire. Also: Xuefei Yang Rediscovers Her Roots; Inside the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s impressive Harris Collection of rare guitars; the multi-faceted career [...]

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CD Review: Nicola Jappelli Offers a Different Look at Carulli’s Solo Guitar Music

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A CG Online Exclusive Carulli Solo Guitar Music Nicola Jappelli (Brilliant Classics) While not wishing to personally vouch for its veracity, the claim that Carulli Solo Guitar Music is a “first recording” is at least plausible, in that recent interest in Ferdinando Carulli’s concert works has tended to concentrate more on his duos and chamber [...]

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