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Barrueco, York Among Highlights at Guitar Festival of Hamburg

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Andrew York, Manuel Barrueco, Antoine Dufour… those are but a few of the talents lined up for the 6th Guitar Festival of Hamburg, the three day virtuosic music event opening Friday, October 31 and running through November 2. The weekend of concerts, master classes, and workshops will also feature Adam Rafferty, Don Ross, Josho Stephan, [...]

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George Sakellariou: ‘Toccata and Fugue in D minor’

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Here is Sakellariou performing Bach's 'Toccata and Fugue in D minor' (BWV 565), a piece that has become a fixture in haunted houses and spooky cinema. For more on the mysterious origins of this composition, read this article from our sister publication, Strings magazine: "The Greatest Violin Sonata That J.S. Bach Never Wrote".

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Madrid to Dedicate ‘Paco de Lucia Station’

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The late Paco de Lucia took flamenco music down many different roads during his musical career--and he will continue to do so, thanks to plans to dedicate a Madrid metro station to the celebrated Spanish guitarist. The second stop on the Line 9 extension of the Mirasierra Station will open next spring as the Paco [...]

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Andrew York Composes Piece for Munro Exhibition

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Classical guitarist Andrew York has stepped into the light, so to speak. The Grammy-winning composer, and former member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, has penned a musical work for the exhibition “Bruce Munro: Light,” which will be on display this autumn at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia. Commissioned by the Tidewater [...]

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Assad Brothers to Perform at UAB

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Brazil meets ‘Bama this fall, when the Assad Brothers take the stage at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The November 13 performance by the classical guitar sibling duo will feature music from a range of genres—from classical and jazz to Latin and fusion. Sergio and Odair Assad began playing [...]

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Antonio de Torres Jurado Homage from Rodrigo y Gabriela

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"Antonio de Torres Jurado was the 18th century Spanish luthier credited with developing the shape of the modern guitar. Check out nylon-string virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela pay tribute to him in this performance of a song from their new CD, a piece called "The Soundmaker."


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