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“Music, Musings and Memories" with the Classical Guitar. Your host (Aaron Powell) gives background on the Artists/Composer(s) from his LP collection. Listeners will hear commentary on the performers, and composers before listening to side one. Aaron will share remarks, anecdotes and asides relating to his personal experiences as a musician. Then we flip over to side two and enjoy the rest of the music. Aaron lives in Des Moines with his wife and two daughters, maintains an active performance ...
 
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Enjoy this "academic" yet touching recording. Carlos Barbosa-Lima in 1970, what could be better than that? Warm tone, and brilliant playing and the gorgeous music by baroque master composer, Domenico Scarlatti --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/support…
 
Listen to Aaron discuss "old friends" and "new friends" with regard to this LP from 1955. Thanks to Joe Diaz (a former student of Aaron's) for the use of the LP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/support
 
Aaron gives some praise and also some criticism of the 1963 recording by the great John Williams. From the record collection of Aaron's former student, Joe Diaz --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/support
 
Aaron reviews the 1983 album Vivaldi: The Four Seasons by the Amsterdam Guitar Trio. CGLPs podcast celebrates over 3000 listens, looking forward to the 3rd season --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/support
 
Listen to Aaron discuss how he DIDN'T get to meet Eliot Fisk while in Vienna back in 1997. Eliot Fisk serves up a tremendously well played offering, thanks for listening --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/support
 
Listen as Aaron Powell unpacks the 1968* recording of The Virtuoso Guitar by John Williams--one of Aaron's personal guitar-heroes. *there is more in the episode, but Aaron believes that this recording is a compilation of earlier recordings released in 1968 on the Everest label --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSuppo…
 
Aaron gives a run-down of his former teacher's debut recording Classic Guitar Artistry. Side 1 Misionere, Bustamente Pavane pour une infante defunte, Ravel arr. Niedt Fandanguillo, Turina Cavatina, Myers arr. Niedt Side 2 Pleasant Despair, Satie arr. Niedt Prelude No. 2, Gershwin arr. Niedt Le Rossiniane, Giuliani edited Niedt --- Send in a voice m…
 
Host Aaron Powell discusses the unique recording of Laurindo Almeida, who uses the "modern technology" (from 1961) of overdubbing to create sonorities that aren't possible with the solo guitar without overdubs. We hear de Falla, Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and others.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this …
 
Listen to Aaron's analysis of Liona Boyd's 1974 debut album The Guitar.Aaron's personal favorite off this record is The Girl With The Flaxen Hair , Liona's playing of the piece is brilliantly doneDiscogs InformationAaron's YouTube Channelwww.powellguitar.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: htt…
 
Aaron discusses the brilliant playing of Julian Bream, who recently passed away earlier in 2020. Hear about the re-release of the mono recordings "before it was cool" to do such a thing. Aaron also visits about what motivates him as a musician in listening to recordings and experiencing live performances of the greats.Discogs InformationPowellGuita…
 
Aaron gives background and commentary on the 1969 recording of Romanza by Christopher Parkening. Hear the funny story of what CP thought of AP's guitar, then hear how CP took the compliment back! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/support…
 
Welcome to the first episode of Classical Guitar LPs Listen as your host (Aaron Powell) breaks down the 1952 Album An Andres Segovia Recital Let us know what you think on social media --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powellguitar/support…
 
In this podcast: 1. Music of the Spheres, 2. Da Camera, 3. SJ Pettersson, 4. Tanya Tomkins and Eric Zivian, 5. Jami Sieber, 6. Poeticall Musicke, 7. Gerard Satamian, 8. The Kingsbury Ensemble, 9. The Bach Players, 10. Voices of Music, 11. Vito Paternoster, 12. Chad Lawson, 13. Gerard Satamian, 14. Vito Paternoster, 15. The Bach Players, 16. Vito Pa…
 
In this podcast: 1. Bill Robinson, 2. Claire Fitch, 3. The Sarasa Ensemble, 4. Vito Paternoster, 5. Vito Paternoster, 6. Vito Paternoster, 7. The Bach Players, 8. Music of the Spheres, 9. Jami Sieber, 10. Da Camera, 11. Vito Paternoster, 12. American Baroque, 13. Barry Phillips, 14. Vito Paternoster, 15. American Baroque…
 
In this podcast: 1. Sieber, Kammen and Fulton, 2. Sulis, 3. The Bach Players, 4. Vito Paternoster, 5. Jennifer Lane, 6. Vito Paternoster, 7. SJ Pettersson, 8. Vito Paternoster, 9. Ensemble Electra, 10. Vito Paternoster, 11. Jami Sieber, 12. Voices of Music, 13. The Sarasa Ensemble, 14. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 15. Voices of Music, 16. The Bach Players, 17. …
 
In this podcast: 1. Vito Paternoster, 2. Vito Paternoster, 3. Daniel Estrem, 4. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 5. Daniel Estrem, 6. Lara St John, 7. Vito Paternoster, 8. Vito Paternoster, 9. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 10. Daniel Estrem, 11. Vito Paternoster, 12. American Baroque, 13. Daniel Estrem, 14. Daniel Estrem, 15. Daniel Estrem, 16. Vito Paternoster, 17. American Bar…
 
In this podcast: 1. Daniel Estrem, 2. Vito Paternoster, 3. Daniel Estrem, 4. Daniel Estrem, 5. Daniel Estrem, 6. Vito Paternoster, 7. Vito Paternoster, 8. Voices of Music, 9. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 10. Daniel Estrem, 11. Telemann Trio Berlin, 12. The Sarasa Ensemble, 13. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 14. Vito Paternoster, 15. Voices of Music, 16. Voices of Music, 17. T…
 
In this podcast: 1. Vito Paternoster, 2. Voices of Music, 3. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 4. Daniel Estrem, 5. The Sarasa Ensemble, 6. Daniel Estrem, 7. Telemann Trio Berlin, 8. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 9. The Sarasa Ensemble, 10. Daniel Estrem, 11. American Baroque, 12. The Sarasa Ensemble, 13. Daniel Estrem, 14. Daniel Estrem, 15. Daniel Estrem, 16. Daniel Estrem, 17.…
 
James Higdon is well-qualified to perform the music of organist/composer Jehan Alain. He's a recognized authority of the French organ repertoire, and studied with Marie-Claire Alain, the daughter of the composer and one of the stars of the organ world.Higdon recorded Jehan Alain's complete works for organ, performing on one of the few instruments i…
 
The VGo label specializes in high-quality classical guitar recordings -- with one exception. They also released a harpsichord recording, done with the same high production values as the rest of the VGo line.The disc, entitled "Teatro Imaginario" features fifteen harpsichord sonatas by Dominico Scaraltti Patrice Mathews is a well-known harpsichordis…
 
This episode of the DCD Classical 'Cast we feature selections from one of the many recordings Clipper Erickson made for the DTR label. The title of the release "An Orchestra of One" pretty much sums up the concept. Erickson performs a variety of works arranged for solo piano that really test the performer's mettle!It's an outstanding album of piani…
 
British composer Arthur Bliss was extremely self-critical. Although he composed four string quartets, only three were ever performed, and he allowed only two to be published. His first two quartets were written when he was a young man, and these were the works he later withdrew. It wasn't until after his fiftieth birthday that he wrote a chamber wo…
 
Nowadays, Annette DiMedio is a respected pianist and teacher. A native of Philadelphia, she's soloed with the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as orchestras around the world, and currently serves on the faculty of the University of the Arts.But when she was still a young girl with a promising career ahead of her, she made a recording with the DTR lab…
 
David Baker has enjoyed a remarkable career both as a jazz musician and a classical composer. He's worked with some of the biggest names in both fields (and currently serves as conductor and artistic director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.When Baker first started composing in the "third stream," he was commissioned by James Pellerit…
 
American composer William Bergsma didn't write much for solo piano. In fact, only three such works are represented in his catalog. Pianist Jill Timmons studied with Bergsma, and in the early 1990's recorded his complete output.The three works benefit from Timmons' insights and discussions with the composer. In this podcast episode of the DCD Classi…
 
The Stanford String Quartet was formed by members of the music faculty at Stanford University in 1984. They launched on an ambitious task of performing under-represented works, as well as commissioning new music for string quartet.In 1991 they recorded three of the works they championed for Laurel Records. That recording is featured in this episode…
 
This episode we showcase selections from the debut recording by the Spectrum Brass Quintet. This group has an unusual mission: to perform and record music with other musicians not normally associated with brass quintets.Their first CD release, Rhapsody, does just that. The quintet performs the music of George Gershwin with drummer Alex Trahjano, pi…
 
This episode we take a closer look at a release we've had before on the DCD Classical 'Cast. Monument Records is dedicated to recording music by Beethoven -- but not just any music. They're after the unusual, the obscure, the under-recorded and sometimes never recorded works by Beethoven.The release, Beethoven: Early Dance Music, features three suc…
 
Nadia Boulanger was best known as a teacher of composers. The number of pupils who studied with her between 1907 and 1979 is staggering -- especially when you consider how many of them would go on to become internationally known composers and performers. The list includes Aaron Copland, Lennox Berkeley, Roy Harris, and Philip Glass to name but a fe…
 
Daniel Berg is a talented marimbist based in Sweden. In this episode of the DCD Classical 'Cast we feature selections from his debut album, "In a Landscape."The CD collects some of Berg's favorite works for solo marimba together, and provides a fascinating snapshot of the breadth of compositional styles that make up the repertoire. The composers ha…
 
Hershel Burke, founder of Laurel Records, was a successful film composer. But he was also active in the Los Angeles classical music scene. That was where he met UCLA-based composer Henri Lazarof.Burke was impressed with Lazarof's well-crafted music, and decided it needed a wider audience. The result were several Laurel Record albums exclusively dev…
 
In this edition of the DCD Classical 'Cast we showcase a remarkable 1995 release from Laurel Records. Renowned pianist Mark Zeltser teamed up with his fellow countryman, conductor Rudolf Barshai, to record two mainstays for piano and orchestra from their native Russia.The Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto, Op. 26 bristles with emotion and energy in th…
 
This episode we play selections from a DTR Release, "Paradise Gardens." The CD is a Frederick Delius recital by Michael Stairs at the legendary Longwood Gardens organ. Even during the 1930's as Delius was composing many of his best-known works, organist Dom Gregory Murray was arranging them for organ. We hear his arrangement of "A Song Before Sunri…
 
This edition of the DCD Classical 'Cast podcast we feature selections from an exciting new CD from Troubadisc. For some time now, this German-based label has been building up an impressive catalog of chamber and solo music by Max Reger.The latest addition to the series, Max Reger: Piano Pieces showcases the artistry of pianist Wolfram Lorenzen. Lor…
 
The story of Luciano Simoni is a fascinating one. This gifted Italian studied composition with one of Respighi's pupils while pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. In time, Simoni was recognized as one of the leading researchers in the field of electrical insulation in the world, and held a prestigious post at the University of Bologna.Yet a…
 
In 1995 the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Music celebrated its 100th anniversary. To commemorate the event, the school commissioned six composers with ties to Wisconsin to write works for the various student and faculty ensembles. The composers were then invited to the school to serve as artists in residence, and to be present for th…
 
In 1995 the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Music celebrated its 100th anniversary. To commemorate the event, the school commissioned six composers with ties to Wisconsin to write works for the various student and faculty ensembles. The composers were then invited to the school to serve as artists in residence, and to be present for th…
 
Redmond O'Toole is a classical guitarist who moves easily between the classical world and that of traditional Irish music. His instrument, the "Brahms guitar" is an unusual eight-stringed guitar with a special resonating box and held like a cello.O'Toole uses the instrument to great effect, especially on his first CD with VGo Records. October on Ac…
 
Vinceno Albrici (1631-1696) spent a great deal of time in the service of Queen Christina of Sweden. So it's no surprise that Swedish-based label Musica Rediviva would release an album dedicated to this composer.The compositions are all "sacred concertos." That is, works that adapted the new concerto style of vocal composition (contrasting arias and…
 
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