Classical Guitar Classical Guitar Magazine Sat, 21 Nov 2020 18:29:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 73371066 Video Pick of the Week: Cristina Galietto Plays Scarlatti’s K408 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 18:17:31 +0000
At just 19 years old, Naples-born Cristina Galietto is part of the rising generation of exceptionally talented Italian guitarists. Whether it’s the exceptional schools spread throughout the country or the many annual regional guitar festivals and competitions that happen year ’round from the north to the south, or both, there’s definitely something about bella italia that seem to produce and promote great classical guitarists. (We should note, though, that Galietto also received excellent guitar tutoring in England, where she studied […]]]>
Julian Bream on Playing for Pablo Casals, the Influence of Skiffle Music on the Guitar’s Popularity, & More Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0000 Classical Guitar magazine cover October 2006 Julian Bream
Interview by Therese Wassily Saba | From the October 2006 issue of Classical Guitar It is almost 60 years since the guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream gave his debut recital at the age of 13 in Cheltenham. His career was success­ful from the start and always very broad in approach. He worked equally hard on his guitar and his lute playing, giving solo recitals on both at a time when the lute was relatively unknown on the concert platform. The […]]]>
50 Years on the Planks: Julian Bream Talks About His Life and Work Fri, 13 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0000 classical guitarist julian bream
Interview by Chris Kilvington and Lorraine Eastwood | From the October 1996 issue of Classical Guitar This year marks the 50th anniversary of Julian Bream’s performing career, one which will be celebrated with a series of concerts with the London Mozart Players on 2, 4 and 5 October. We drove to the sleepy Wiltshire village where he lives to chat over Julian’s reflections on his life with the guitar, and began by asking him at what age he began playing […]]]>
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Guitars in Ensembles: Recent Albums from Emanuele Segre, Carlos Pavan, and and Marisa Minder Fri, 06 Nov 2020 23:57:05 +0000
BY BLAIR JACKSON Preludio: Danza y Fuga on a theme by Bach (flute/guitar); Milonga y Misterio (guitar); Two pieces for clarinet/guitar Duo: I. Rhapsody, II Fantasia; Carnavalito (guitar); Concertina for guitar and chamber ensemble: I. Danza Rustica, II. Danza Ritual, III. New Tango/Milonga; Danza Prima (guitar); Impromptus (flute/guitar): I. Tango-ish, II. Folk-ish; Suite Cosmopolitan (guitar duo): I. Milonga, II. Interlude, III. Fughetta The album can be streamed and/or purchased through Amazon and iTunes/Apple Music, and streamed on Spotify and YouTube. […]]]>
Julian Bream on Recovering From Injury, Jazz Guitarists, & the Dearth of Modern Guitar Composers Fri, 06 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0000 classical guitarist julian bream
Interview by Chris Kilvington | From the August 1993 issue of Classical Guitar We can all hear before we are able to see, which may partly account for music’s potent quality. Watch any film on TV, and you soon realise that the powerful, emotional moments are almost invariably accompanied by music; the words are not enough. Chris Kilvington’s next question, in this extended interview with Julian Bream, concerned this premise. Note: This is part of our ongoing series celebrating the legacy of […]]]>
Video Picks of the Week: Jack Davisson (14) Plays Ginastera’s ‘Sonata for Guitar’; Elle Davisson (11) Plays Dyens’ ‘Songe Capricorne Sun, 01 Nov 2020 22:24:45 +0000
Some of you may recall that back in the spring of 2018, we posted 14 weekly videos in a series highlighting guitar prodigies. One of them featured a spirited rendition of Paolo Bellinati’s “Jongo” by the brother-and-sister Davisson Duo from the SF Bay Area: Jack, who was 13 at the time, and Elle, 10. At some point along the line I got to meet these terrific kids; nice, and as talented as can be! Now they are 15 and 12 […]]]>
Julian Bream at 60: ‘The Guitar Is The Music Of The Streets’ Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000 Classical Guitarist Julian Bream at age 20 and 60
Interview by Chris Kilvington | From the August 1993 issue of Classical Guitar It’s a gorgeous June day in deepest Wiltshire; the unspoilt meadows are full of buttercups, there’s barely a sound bar the hum of insects and the song of the occasional bird. The pace is slow going on slower. It feels good. I have come to interview Julian Bream at his home at the time of his 60th birthday, but I don’t really want an interview as such, […]]]>
How To Develop a Good Tremolo on Classical Guitar Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:09:10 +0000
By John Patykula The tremolo is one of the most beautiful techniques of the classical guitar. The tremolo gives the impression of a sustained, shimmering note—a continuous thread of pure sound. It is a delicate effect that still mesmerizes audiences, especially when a jewel like Francisco Tárrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra is performed. Basically, the tremolo is created by playing a bass note with the thumb followed by three repeated higher notes; traditionally the ring (a), middle (m), and index […]]]>
Video Pick of the Week: Watch Thu Le’s Dazzling Version of ‘Historia de un amour’ Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:51:00 +0000
The exceptional Vietnamese guitarist Thu Le has long been a favorite of mine, so I was excited to come across this video from last year in which she plays her own wonderful arrangement of the classic song “Historia de un amour,” which is one of the most popular songs of all time. It was written by  Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán (after the sad death of his brother’s wife) and first recorded in 1956 by Héctor Verela and his orchestra, […]]]>