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Classical 101

Paganini Caprice and Concerto for 4 Guitars by Rodrigo on Next Fretworks

Columbus native and world-famous lutenist Paul O'Dette
Jennifer Girard
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Columbus native and world-famous lutenist Paul O'Dette will be featured on this week's episode of Fretworks.

English guitarist Nicola Hall will begin the next Fretworks program on Classical 101 with a virtuoso performance of Niccolo Paganini's 24th Solo Violin Caprice arranged for guitar.  

Columbus native and world-famous lutenist Paul O'Dette will be the soloist with the Parlay of Instruments in the Lute Concerto in D by Antonio Vivaldi, a work that is more often heard arranged for guitar and strings.

Australian-born  John Williams, will play Three Epitafios by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.  They are arrangements for solo guitar from one of his song cycles based on Greek poems.  Theodorakis is probably best known to us for the music he wrote for the 1964 film version of "Zorba the Greek" starring Anthony Quinn in the title role.

Naxos has reissued a German recording made in 1999, originally from Hansler Classics, of the Concierto andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigo.  We'll hear the Amadeus Guitar Duo and the Eden-Stell Guitar Duo with the Internationale Philharmonic conducted by Horst-Hans Baecker in this concerto for four guitars and orchestra from 1967.

Italian guitarist Lorezo Micheli was the winner of the 1999 Guitar Foundation of America Competition.  I'll have a selection from his new CD "Autumn of the Soul."  We'll hear Variations on a Theme by Scriabin by Alexandre Tansman.

Join me Saturday and Wednesday evenings at 7 for Fretworks on Classical 101.  Here's a rare guitar video of Nicola Hall playing the Paganini Caprice No. 24 at the age of 18: