Monthly Archives: May 2009

Beverly Sills Sings Manuel Ponce’s Estrellita to Guitar Accompaniment

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

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Berta Rojas plays Agustín Barrios

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

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Bach on Guitar

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

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Julian Bream and Ali Akbar Khan

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.

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Remembering Victor Borge

One of my favorite memories of my guitar-playing days was the time I played for Victor Borge. I was playing a Sunday brunch at a hotel in Los Gatos, CA. Mr. Borge had performed nearby the night before and had … Continue reading

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