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Here’s Peter Janson, who’s been on tour with our friend Aaron Larget-Caplan (we’ll have videos of him soon, as well as a duo of Janson and Larget-Caplan) playing Ralph Towner’s Green and Golden on a great 2009 Erez Perelman spruce and Indian rosewood guitar. You can learn more about Aaron and Peter at their World of Guitar website.
Here’s Jan Depreter playing one of his own compositions entitled The Isle of Skye on a stunning 1987 Miguel Rodriguez in spruce and Honduran rosewood. This guitar is a bit rare for a Rodriguez in that it is a 650 scale (most Rodriguez guitars are 664), but it doesn’t lose any power or beauty as a result.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
The New York City Classical Guitar Society presents in concert The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, celebrating four decades of recording and performing, with their “greatest hits” concert on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
The concert will feature selections from the duo’s critically-acclaimed CDs for MusicMasters/BMG, Musical Heritage Society, Sheffield Lab Audiophile, MSR Classics/Albany Records:
BOGDANOVIC No Feathers on this Frog
NICOLAI (arr. BACH) Wachet auf!
BACH Sleepers, Awake!; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
MILANO Fantasia Sexta; Fantasia Quarta
ROSSINI (arr. VARLET) Overture to The Barber of Seville
LIEBERMANN Nocturne-Fantasy, Op. 69
ALBÉNIZ Selections from Suite española: Granada, Cuba, Cataluña, Sevilla
It’s been another amazing year for guitar music over here at GSI and as the year wraps up we’d like to take a moment to thank all of the amazing musicians who have lent us their time and talent to create the great videos we publish every week. We obviously couldn’t do any of it without them and we are extremely grateful for the music and for the friends we’ve made over the years in our quest to record every guitar we can get our hands on! So here, in more or less reverse order of appearance, are the artists who have shared their talent with us this year:
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*Entries must include both email address and mailing address to be eligible for Studio Series guitar giveaway. Winner will be notified on January 5, 2018
Here’s Vladimir Gapontsev playing Roland Dyens’ arrangement of the Django Reinhardt classic Nuages on a beautiful new 2017 Fructuoso Zalapa ‘Romanillos’ model in spruce and cocobolo. You can also check out Dyens himself playing Nuages at GSI on a historic 1947 Robert Bouchet guitar (the first one he ever built).
Our friend Tomasz Fechner stopped by GSI recently to play some guitars, and we shot some great videos of him playing excerpts from the Bach Chaconne, Barrios, and the Giuliani Rossiniana No. 5 Op. 123 on some lovely new and vintage guitars. He plays the Barrios on a new Teodoro Perez ‘Maestro’ spruce and lacewood guitar, the Chaconne on guitars by Alejandro, Tobias Berg, Roberto Gomes and Manuel Velazquez, and the Rossiniana on guitars by Felipe Conde Crespo and Dominik Wurth.