Rolf Lislevand plays Santiago de Murcia – Tarantella

Norwegian concert guitarist and early music specialist Rolf Lislevand plays Tarantella by the Spanish guitarist and composer Santiago de Murcia (25 July 1673 – 25 April 1739). Lislevand is playing the Sabionari guitar here, one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari. It is built in 1679 and at the present time, it …

John Williams plays Sevilla (Albéniz)

John Williams plays Sevilla, actually a piece written for the piano by the Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909). Since it has been transcribed for classical guitar it has become one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire. Recorded at the Alcázar of Seville (Spanish …

Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Guitar Concerto No. 1 (Guitar: Marco Salcito)

Accompanied by the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99. Conductor: Marcello Bufalini. Recorded live in January 2016 in L’Aquila, Italy.

Koshkin – Usher Waltz (Guitar: John Williams)

Australian-born British classical guitarist John Williams plays classical guitarist-composer Nikita Koshkin’s best-known guitar work, the Usher-Waltz, a piece inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story “The Fall of the House of Usher”, written for the Czech guitarist Vladislav Blaha.

Santiago de Murcia – Prelude por la E (Baroque Guitar: Simone Vallerotonda)

Italian guitarist, theorbist, and lutenist Simone Vallerotonda performs Santiago de Murcia’s Prelude por la E, a piece dated 1714. A beautiful performance on baroque guitar.

John Williams plays Como llora una Estrella (Carrillo)

John Williams plays the Venezuelan composer Antonio Carrillo’s (1892 – 1962) “Como llora una Estrella” (English: “As cries a star”). From the ceremony of the Edison Klassiek Award 2007, which Williams received. You can also watch the full ceremony below.

Ana Vidović plays Granada by Isaac Albéniz

Croatian virtuosa classical guitarist Ana Vidović plays Granada by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909). It is the first piece of Suite española, Op. 47, a suite for solo piano by Albéniz (written in 1886 and grouped together in 1887). Since being transcribed for guitar by the Catalan classical …

Bach – Goldberg Variations (Aria, Canons and Aria da Capo) (Guitar: Marco Salcito)

Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, on classical guitar, in the original tone. It is originally a work written for harpsichord and published in 1781, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. Salcito plays Aria, Canons (Canoni) and Aria da Capo in this home recording video …

Domeniconi – Koyunbaba (Guitar: Paulo Martelli)

Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli plays Koyunbaba, the Italian guitarist and composer Carlo Domeniconi’s most well known 1985 piece. Koyunbaba is a small village in the Bodrum district of Muğla, Turkey. The name is Turkish and literally translates as “sheep-father” (koyun-baba), or “shepherd”. One of the best interpretations of the piece. Recorded at SESC Vila …