Monthly Archives: May 2009
Manuel Ponce is known to classical guitarists as the composer of many popular works for classical guitar, but he is known to the world for this love song, Estrellita: Estrellita del lejano cielo, (Little star of the distant sky,) que … Continue reading
If there’s a more beautiful classical guitar video on YouTube, I haven’t seen it. The music is Julia Florida by Agustín Barrios. The guitarist is Berta Rojas. She is from Paraguay. So was Barrios (1885-1944). And so are the people … Continue reading
When I first approached Bach’s ‘cello suites, I listened carefully to Janos Starker and Pablo Casals. I tried to use their ideas as best I could on the guitar. But the results weren’t good. I couldn’t reproduce the great-hearted sound … Continue reading
Here, Julian Bream performs with and discusses Ali Akbar Khan, whom he describes as “just about the finest musician” he’d ever met. Great footage for Bream fans.