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Classical 101

Music for Three Lutes and "Castles of Spain"

Victor Villadangos

Enjoy contemporary music for solo guitar from Argentina with Victor Villadangos, who was born in Buenos Aires.  

He'll play Sonidos de aquel dia (Sounds from that Day) from a Naxos recording featuring guitar music of Argentina.  It's the opening work on the next Fretworks on Classical 101.

An all-star line-up of great lutenists will play music from the late Renaissance by Alessandro Piccinini.  Jakob Lindberg, Paul O'Dette and Nigel North have the Canzone for Three Lutes, which is from 1623.  These three fine artist will return at the end of the hour for an encore.

Johann Friedrich Fasch was a German contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, and the three year older  Bach thought highly of Fasch's music.  The Guitar Concerto in D-minor was originally a lute concerto, but we'll hear the Austrian guitarist Konrad Raggosnig as soloist in his transcription, along with the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra in a recording made some time back and released on the Vox label.

Guitarist Ana Vidovic is from a town near Zagreb in Croatia, but she'll take us to Spain for a couple of the Castles of Spain by Federico Moreno Torroba.  This series of solo guitar pieces was published in two volumes in 1970 and 1978, and we'll hear Teregano and Calatrava for music that evokes "an atmosphere of romance and mystery of a bygone era."

Jacob Lindberg returns for music of Luigi Boccherini in the Guitar Quintet No. 2 in E.   The Italian born composer and cellist spent a good part of his career in Spain and died in Madrid in 1805.  The quintet is scored for guitar, two violins, viola and cello.  Lindberg puts down his lute and picks up an early 19th century guitar made in Cadiz in 1810 for an authentic period sound, accompanied by members of the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.

Join me for Fretworks Saturday and Wednesday evenings at 7 on Classical 101.