Concerto by Mauro Giuliani and Mandolin Sonata on Fretworks

Mauro Giuliani, a 19th century composer.(Photo: Paul Sheeran)

This Saturday on Fretworks, I’ll have the relatively rare Guitar Concerto No. 3 by early 19th century composer Mauro Giuliani.  Giuliani was a leading guitar virtuoso of his time and wrote three concertos for the instrument.  His Concerto No. 1 in A is the best known and most often performed, but the Third should also delight fans of guitar music of this era.

I’ll also have a new recording from the ensemble Artemandoline that includes a sonata for mandolin and bass by Giuseppe Zaneboni.  The CD titled, “Les Galanteries,” features music that was popular in Paris in the 18th Century.  Interest in music for the mandolin seems to have a perennial appeal, as made apparent by this recent article in the New York Times.

The New Pro Arte Guitar Trio will play music of Spanish composer Isaac Albneniz, Sevilla and Tango from the Suite Espanola and Franco Platino will have  the J. S. Bach inspired La Catedral by the great Paraguayan guitarist-composer Agustin Barrios.

Join me Saturday evening at 7 for Fretworks here on Classical 101.