Solo, Small Ensemble and Orchestral Music on Fretworks

This week on Fretworks, the standard six-string Spanish classical guitar is featured on all of our musical selections with some solo pieces as well as various ensemble combinations.

Guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev was born in Azerbaijan in 1986 and grew up in Russia.  He won the Guitar Foundation of America Competition in 2012 and is now on tour in the United States.  Mamedkuliev is performing in Columbus Saturday evening (April 12) at the Huntington Recital Hall in Bexley on the Capital University campus at 8pm as part of the Columbus Guitar Society recital series.  On our program, we’ll hear him play Miguel Llobet’s Variations on a Theme of Sor from his new Naxos recording.

Julian Bream will play a couple of the Preludes for guitar by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, the Manhattan Guitar Duo will have  music of Spanish composer Enrique Granados, and John Williams will perform the famous anonymous Romance in an arrangement for guitar and string orchestra.

The Amsterdam guitar Trio will be accompanied by a string quartet and double bass for an arrangement of a concerto of Johann Sebastian Bach and English guitarist Nicola Hall will be heard in Pablo de Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs, a showpiece for violin and orchestra with the solo part transcribed for guitar.

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