Guardia Vieja by Tango Tres, Edizioni Musicali Borgatti, 1998

“Tango breached and there lies his appeal. In that sense of freedom that turns on all kinds of emotion. Tango wins simple way because listening to it or watching it dancing make you want to wear a pair of tango’s shoes and let themselves be led … ” taken from “Tango” by Jorge Luis Borges…

#Recensione di Guardia Vieja del Tango Tres su #neuguitars #blog

“Il tango trasgredisce e lì sta la sua attrattiva. In quella sensazione di libertà che accende tutti i tipi d’emozione. Il tango conquista in modo semplice perché l’ascoltarlo o vederlo ballare invogliano ad infilarsi un paio di scarpe da tango e lasciarsi condurre…” tratto da ” Il tango” di Jorge Luis Borges Il tango, immancabile…

Harvey Valdes & Marco Oppedisano live, 9.21.16

In late June 2016, Harvey and Marco met for the first time in Harvey’s Brooklyn apartment. They both knew and admired each other’s work, but had never played together. It turned out to be a memorable afternoon that resulted in some wonderful improvised electric guitar duo music. It was so much fun that they said…

#Recensione di Fremito Naturale di Donato D’Antonio e Vanni Montanari, Faredollarsmusic & Records, 2007 su #neuguitars #blog

Questo cd è omaggio allo scultore ceramista Carlo Zauli in concomitanza con le celebrazioni Giapponesi svolte dal Museo a lui intitolato. I musicisti impegnati, Donato D’Antonio alla chitarre e Vanni Montanari al flauto si muovono a loro agio su terreni musicali dal respiro particolare e contemporaneo. Il primo pezzo eseguito è il celebrerrimo Toward the…

The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar by Victor Coelho, Cambridge University Press, 2003

From the first mention in courtly poetry of the thirteenth century to enormous global popularity in the twentieth, the guitar and its development comprises multiple histories, each characterised by distinct styles, playing techniques, repertories and socio-cultural roles. These histories simultaneously span popular and classical styles, contemporary and historical practices, written and unwritten traditions and western…

Composing Japanese Musical Modernity by Bonnie C. Wade, 2014

When we think of composers, we usually envision an isolated artist separate from the orchestra—someone alone in a study, surround by staff paper—and in Europe and America this image generally has been accurate. For most of Japan’s musical history, however, no such role existed—composition and performance were deeply intertwined. Only when Japan began to embrace…

#Recensione di Franz Schubert Winterreise, di Raphael Favre e André Fischer, Stradivarius 2013 su #neuguitars #blog

Recensione di Franz Schubert Winterreise, di Raphael Favre e André Fischer, Stradivarius 2013 A proposito dell’annosa e ben nota questione sulla povertà e ristrettezza del repertorio per chitarra classica … che ne dite di questo cd? Come giustamente scrive l’ottimo chitarrista André Fischer, se la Necessità è la Madre dell’Invenzione, queste musiche nascono proprio dalla…

#video TOSHIO HOSOKAWA – VOICELESS VOICE IN HIROSHIMA [für Solist, Sprecher, Chor, und Orchester, 1989 | 2001] on #neuguitars #blog

Toshio Hosokawa (*1955) Voiceless Voice in Hiroshima 00:00 I. Preludio “Night” (1989) 13:55 II. Death and Resurrection (1989 | 2001) 31:27 III. Winter Voice (2001) 47:47 IV. Signs of Spring (2001) 54:45 V. Temple Bells Voice (2001) Theresa Kohlhäufl, Tim Schwazmaier, August Zirner (Spr.), Nathalie Stutzmann (Alt), Symphonieorchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sylvain Cambreling…

Interview with Marco Del Greco (October 2014)

Interview with Marco Del Greco When did you start playing the guitar and why? What did you study and what’s your musical background? With what guitar do you play and have you played in the past? I started playing guitar when I was seven years thanks to an afternoon course held by Roberto Armillotta in…

#video Timo Korhonen plays Sakura by Toshio Hosokawa on #neuguitars #blog

Hosokawa gives fantastic perspectives into this evergreen song, which originally was no song at all! “Sakura” (cherry blossoms) originates in the Edo period, c. 1600-1800. The melody was originally used as the koto playing exercise for children. It became a song during the later Meiji period, the end of the 1800s, when the text was…