Beethoven for Four Guitars on Next Fretworks

The Texas Guitar Quartet will be heard playing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture on the next Fretworks program on Classical 101.  This selection comes from their CD titled “Red” that also includes Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto arranged for four guitars, a sample of them performing it live is above.

Swedish guitarist Mattias Jacobsson will perform Three Spanish Pieces by Emilio Pujol, and Uruguayan, Eduardo Fernandez is the soloist for the popular Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco from 1939.

We also have music for mandolin and guitar, featuring Carlo Aonzo and Rene Izquierdo.  They’ll play the Sonata No. 5 in E by Niccolo Paganini.  Paganini may have been one of the greatest violin virtuosos who ever lived, but when he played music with friends in small chamber ensembles, he preferred playing the guitar or mandolin and wrote numerous pieces for those instruments.

Join me Saturday evening at 7 p.m. for Fretworks, mostly guitar this week but some mandolin as well, here on Classical 101.