While the Spring 2015 issue of Classical Guitar is the 377th to date, it is Stringletter’s first. We are thrilled to be publishing Classical Guitar now, and our first issue reflects our passion for not only the magazine, but also the instruments (Kenny Hill Guitar Co., the baroque era chitarra battente), the guitarists (Sharon Isbin, LAGQ, Paco De Lucia, the Romeros, Ana Vidovic), the composers (Jean Marie Raymond, Nick Fletcher, Domenico Scarlatti), the scholars (San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Guitar Program), the rich history of classical guitar (Francesco Corbetta, Frantz Casseus), and more: CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ISSUE CONTENTS.
Active subscribers should be receiving copies in the next few days, and the Spring 2015 issue will be on the newsstands within the week. You can click here to purchase the issue now (available as either a physical magazine or PDF download).
The Spring 2015 issue debuts a refreshed design and you’ll notice a slight restructuring to departments and sections. The issue starts with news and columns; Graham Wade’s Momentito focuses on the magazine’s new home in the U.S.A., Badi Assad reports from a recent tour through Germany, Matthew Hinsley takes you behind the scene’s of Austin Classical Guitar, Tim Panting reflects on the beginnings of guitar academia, and Jason Webster explores the world of contemporary flamenco guitar maestros.
The Craft section focuses on guitars and luthiers, the Play section offers tips and advice for practicing, performing, auditioning, and more. The Reviews section is your window to recent concerts and album and sheet music releases.
In the Special Focus on Guitar Festivals & Competitions, seasoned competition veteran Guy Traviss offers advice on audition prep, Thérèse Wassily Saba talks to Tom Kerstens of the International Guitar Festival, and Paul Fowles reports from Denmark’s Aalborg International Guitar Festival.
In the features section Sharon Isbin reflects on a life devoted to classical guitar, Scott Tennant looks back on 35 years of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Marc Ribot Honors his Mentor, Haitian Classical Guitarist Frantz Casseus, and the San Francisco Conservatory’s Guitar Department turns 50 (or is it 66?).
Experience all that and more with the Spring 2015 issue of Classical Guitar magazine.