Digital Back Catalogue Now Available
We are continuing to make our back catalogue available for digital download via PayPal. The aim is to get 6 issues per month (Discount available for buying all 6) digitised and up on the site as PDF's. This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain out of print Classical Guitar Magazine issues to complete your collection.
Classical Guitar Magazine December 2013
The latest issue features:
Manuel Barrueco – Interviewed by Thérèse Wassily Saba
Guitar Playing for Adult Learners – by Carlos Bonell
14th Hersbruck International Guitar Festival – by Paul Fowles
Music Matters, The Content and Context of Performance – by Guy Traviss
City of Derry Guitar Festival – by Paul Fowles
Views from Everywhere – Compiled by Thérèse Wassily Saba
22nd West Dean International Festival and Summer School – by Guy Traviss
Momentito – by Graham Wade
Rincon Flamenco No.70: DVD/Book Review – by Paul Magnussen
Obituary – Oscar Castro-Neves (1940–2013)
Also featuring the regular articles:
Editorial, Classical Guitar News, Events, Festivals and Competitions, Concert Diary, Gruppetto, Music Supplement, Book Review, Private CD Releases, Music Reviews, CD Reviews, Concert Reviews, DVD Reviews, Letters to the Editor and Classical Guitar Teachers and Societies.
Featured Book: The Art of Julian Bream
This is the first book to present a detailed account of the musical achievements of Julian Bream. In a wide-ranging celebration of his artistry the book offers essential perspectives on vital elements of twentieth century guitar history and reveals how Julian Bream succeeded in establishing the instrument as a uniquely expressive force on the contemporary scene. As well as his phenomenal success in inspiring composers such as Britten, Tippett, Walton, Arnold, Berkeley, Henze, Brouwer, Takemitsu, etc., to write for the guitar, Bream is also renowned as the twentieth century's greatest lutenist and a passionate advocate of Elizabethan music.
Julian Bream's influence is apparent in every area of the classical guitar repertoire. He transcribed Baroque works by Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Cimarosa, etc., and is acknowledged as one of the great interpreters of the music of J.S. Bach. He revitalised awareness of the early nineteenth century works of Sor, Giuliani, and Aguado, while bringing to the public the music of Spain from the sixteenth century to the present day and breathing new fire into Latin American music by composers such as Villa-Lobos, Ponce and Brouwer.
Bream, over the years, revolutionised the guitar concerto, inspiring new works in this genre at the same time as performing the perennial favourites. Through concerts with Peter Pears, George Malcolm, Peggy Ashcroft, John Williams, and the Julian Bream Consort, he demonstrated his unique versatility, offering new interpretations of both early and contemporary music.
This broad canvas is represented here in terms of Bream's concerts, recordings, and editions. The book also includes many photos, a comprehensive list of his musical publications, a discography, and a bibliography.
Author: Graham Wade
Duration: 232 pages
Featured CD: David Russell plays Antonio Lauro
On this outstanding recording, David Russell plays the most famous guitar solo works of Antonio Lauro. This is the definitive recording of Antonio Lauro's delightful music and is a must for any serious classical guitar lover. Titles are: 'La Negra', 'Carora', 'Maria Luisa', 'Angostura', 'El Marabino', 'Suite Venezolana', 'Sonata', 'Vals Venezolano' (Nos. 1-4), 'Pavana', 'Seis por Derecho'.
Author: David Russell
Featured DVD: Classical Guitar and Beyond
In this live studio performance DVD, classical guitar educator, concert artist and founding Los Angeles Guitar Quartet member William Kanengiser offers an in-depth look at two facets of his musical interests through a repertoire of classical and modern masterpieces. Throughout, William demonstrates the effortless technique and thoughtful interpretation that have kept him at the forefront of the classic guitar world for more than two decades. In exclusive bonus tracks, St. Louis radio personality John Clayton provides a thoughtful and informative artist interview, and William Kanengiser makes his debut as an actor and comedian in a hilarious celebrity roast of 20th century guitar icons.
Author: William Kanengiser