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Classical 101

Jason Vieaux and Modern Mandolin Quartet on Fretworks

This Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101 on Fretworks, we’ll hear from guitarist Jason Vieaux’s brand new recording with music of Francesco Tarrega, and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stanley Myers’ lovely Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.

Thomas Schmitt performs Spanish music from around 1800 by Antonio Abreu on a historic instrument from 1797.  John Williams and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields will play an arrangement of the popular Oboe Concerto in C minor of Alessandro Marcello.

The Modern Mandolin Quartet has hypnotic music from American minimalist composer Terry Riley, his G-Song.  Originally  performed by the composer on soprano saxophone and organ, G-Song was written as part of a soundtrack for a 1973 French film, but the piece became better-known when Riley arranged it in 1980 for string quartet for the Kronos Quartet.  The Modern mandolin Quartet has adapted that version for our performance.

Join me Saturday evening for music of the classical guitar (and beyond this week) with fine recordings going back to the mid 1980's, up to new releases here on Fretworks.