Classical Guitar Around the World

Classical Guitar Around the World

Classical Guitar Around the World features great music and fascinating interviews with many of the world's leading guitar performers and composers. Classical Guitar Around the World is an unabashedly enthusiastic and fast-paced romp through the classical repertoire of the world's most popular instrument, ranging from Medieval through present day, as well as exploring guitar-related music of other cultures. Join Kevin Collins and friends on their travels around the world of the classical guitar, sharing adventures and sounds of the guitar.

Episodes

August 24, 2021 60 mins
Classical Guitarist David Tanenbaum talks to host Kevin Collins about his life with the guitar and the experience of giving birth to new musical works for the guitar. Hear him talk about making his new CD, Double Echo, and the 40 years of work and fun that got him here. Find out more about David at http://davidtanenbaum.com/
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Join classical guitarist Rene Izquierdo and Kevin Collins on a journey through the world of the classical guitar. At an early age, Rene escaped Cuba and went on to chair the guitar department at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Traveling the world, spreading the message of freedom, one note at a time. Rene recently released a new cd of the music of his homeland called Cuba en al Alma (Baros Records), or Cuba in the Soul. Rene...
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August 10, 2021 60 mins
Meet classical guitarist Michael Nix and discover the American Banjar, a re-invention of the classical guitar and the European banjo traditions of the 1800's. How does a classically trained musician go from violin and piano to the classical guitar and then make the leap to inventing a truly American classical tradition? And make a life for himself and his family in the process. Find out what it takes to become a truly unique person...
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Join Leonard Becker and Kevin Collins, talking about the great cleansing force of Democracy and music in our modern world. Hear about Leonard journey to making this fantastic new cd, full of happy playing and a completely new take on a guitar standard. Hear about Leonard's experience as a graduate of the Hochschule in Munich, Germany, located in the original office build of the Third Reich, and now being cleansed by music.
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July 27, 2021 60 mins
Classical Guitarist David Tanenbaum talks to host Kevin Collins about his life with the guitar and the experience of giving birth to new musical works for the guitar. Hear him talk about making his new CD, Double Echo, and the 40 years of work and fun that got him here. Find out more about David at http://davidtanenbaum.com/
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July 20, 2021 60 mins
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Join Kevin and Aaron Larget-Caplan as we chat over coffee about what it takes to be a classical guitarist and have a life. What does it take to love the guitar and love the work. What makes us so special (not)? What gets us up in the morning? And listen to the music of Chopin and Schubert played on the guitar. Did you know Schubert played guitar? His roommate was a very good guitarist and lots of Schubert sounds like guitar music -...
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Meet NY classical guitarist John Lehmann-Haupt, who has stood at the Crossroads of the Classical Guitar in New York City for 30 years, performing at Windows on the World in the World Trade Center, playing truly American music on the classical guitar. On the board of the New York Classical Guitar Society since 2006, hear about the changes the guitar has gone through to remain relevant and on the forefront. As a teacher, we discuss p...
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Meet the world's greatest guitarmakers, Alan Chapman and Gef Fisher in Amherst, Mass. Alan Chapman started building guitars in 1970, when I began serious guitar, we came up together. If Alan tells you he is not the World's Greatest Guitarmaker, then that is how modest he is. He can build any guitar you want, only better. And Gef Fisher is Alan's new partner, one-time apprentice and now full-blown maker in his own right. They build ...
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Meet classical guitarist and composer Mark Delpriora, hear about his life with the guitar, starting with his first tour as a teenager with virtuoso harmonica player Claude Garden, writing interesting music for interesting people, listen to up share stories about playing at Windows on the World in the World Trade Center in New York, and his recent visit to the Red Barn Music School when he was picking up his daughter's things after ...
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Meet Aaron Larget-Caplan and hear about a 13-year project that has come to fruition. There are two types of lullabies: one gives the listeners warmth and protection, while the second tends to be darker with hints of fear. The former calls for good dreams to the wary soul, and lets him know that he will awake safely in a better tomorrow. The latter lives on the idea that night and even sleep can be dangerous. Find out more at https:...
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Brazilian contemporary music by Diálogos Duo - Richard Boukas, guitar, and Louis Arques, clarinet, playing original compositions in a tribute to the great masters. Learn the difference between Choro and Samba, where Brazilian music comes from (inside your body!) and hear new, original sounds. Everything you want to know and more at https://boukas.com/dialogos-duo
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Special Guests Oscar Ghiglia and Elena Papandreou join us from Athens, Greece, where we talk about the arrow through the heart, what is music, and Roland Dyens got to Buenos Aires. With Elena performing tango music on the guitar.
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