Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1 (Viloteau, Sala, and John Williams versions)

Three great versions of the Italian composer, painter, and writer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99, by classical guitarists Thomas Viloteau, Flavio Sala, and John Williams.

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 […]

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.

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.

John Williams plays Córdoba (Albéniz)

Australian-born British classical guitarist John Williams plays Isaac Albéniz’s Córdoba, Op. 232, No. 4, originally written for piano as part of Chants d’Espagne (Spanish: Cantos de España, English: Songs of Spain), a suite of originally three, later five pieces for the piano by Albéniz.

Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Three versions (Tavi Jinariu, John Williams and Andrés Segovia) of Francisco Tarrega‘s Recuerdos de la Alhambra (English: Memories of the Alhambra). Recuerdos de la Alhambra is a classical guitar piece composed in 1896 in Granada by Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega. The piece uses the classical guitar tremolo technique; wherein a single melody note […]

John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in D-major

One of the most beautiful pieces of Baroque music: John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute in D-Major, RV 93. Antonio Vivaldi wrote many concertos for various instruments, including lute and mandolin. This Concerto in D major for Lute and Orchestra has been transcribed for guitar. It remains one of the finest examples of […]