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On the CG Calendar: Concerts by Jason Vieaux, Xuefei Yang, Pavel Steidel, and Others

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Here just a few of the many notable classical guitar concerts coming up in the next few weeks: On Saturday, February 13, the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society is presenting Xuefei Yang at the Ethical Society. She’ll be performing works by Albeniz, Debussy, Granados, de Falla, Villa-Lobos, Jobim, Chen Yi, and traditional Chinese pieces. More [...]

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Marchione Guitars: Winter NAMM 2016

Marchione Guitars NAMM 2016 Classical Guitar Magazine

  Designer and builder Stephen Marchione of Marchione Guitars in Houston, Texas, discusses two of his handcrafted instruments: a 16-inch archtop (with high-grade Engelmann spruce top, European maple back and sides, ebony fretboard, and handwound pickup) and a classical model. "My Classical design combines the ease of playability and tonal accuracy of a Gilbert guitar, [...]


Spring 2016


Issue #381 On the cover: Angel Romero talks about some highlights from his long career as a guitarist and conductor. Special Focus: Making a Living as a Classical Guitarist, with practical info about the ways professionals earn their pay. Also: Composer, guitarist, teacher, and musicologist Angel Gilardino; Steve Hancoff’s multimedia take on Bach’s Cello Suites; [...]


The Guitar as Tool and Artifact: Inside the Harris Collection at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Harris Collection Guitars, Nathan Martinez plays the Masaru Kohno 1976 and the 1930 Santos Hernández guitar

by Jeff Kaliss LEFT: Nathan Martinez  plays the 1976 Masaru Kohno RIGHT: The 1930 Santos Hernández guitar Of the many instruments that are taught, learned, and practiced at the renowned San Francisco Conservatory of Music, there’s only one that you’ll hear, if you’re lucky, as you enter from Oak Street into the crystalline light of the three-story atrium. [...]


Video Pick of the Week: Tavi Jinariu Plays Jorge Morel’s ‘Danza Brasilera’

Video Pick of the Week: Tavi Jinariu Plays Jorge Morel’ ‘Danza Brasilera’

The recent release of the new e-book biography Jorge Morel: The Remarkable Journey of a Legendary Guitarist/Composer, by J. Vincent Moran, inspired us to go digging for cool performances of some of Morel's compositions. Here's a fantastic version of perhaps his best-known piece, "Danza Brasilera," played by Tavi Jinariu on a 2013 Richard Reynoso guitar [...]


A New Biography of Jorge Morel Is Out Now


Jorge Morel has enjoyed one of the most fruitful careers of any living guitarist, and now he is the subject of full-fledged e-book biography, Jorge Morel: The Remarkable Journey of a Legendary Guitarist/Composer, written by J. Vincent Moran (with a foreword by Classical Guitar magazine founder and producer of some Morel discs, Maurice Summerfield). Born [...]

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