Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Live recording of Ballo Rutheno III

I am pleased to post on Vimeo my live recording of this deligthful piece composed by Roman Turosvky. My wife took the backdrop picture in Provence last summer.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ben Man Perdut remastered

In June 2011, I recorded this delightful piece composed by 12th century troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn. Here is a new video, that I filmed in Provence (2013), with a much improved sound.

Cant Par La Flor remastered

In July 2011, I recorded this beautiful piece composed by 12th century troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn. Here is a new video, that I filmed in Provence, with a much improved sound.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Three videos to complete my album playlists

While reorganizing my albums into YouTube playlists, I realized that three videos were missing.

So, here they are.

First, my recording of the six Pavanas composed by Luys Milan. In the video, I show the
frontispiece of Luys Milan's Libro de Música de Vihuela de Mano Intitulado El Maestro:



Second, my recording of the Suite III en ré mineur composed by Robert De Visée:
Prélude, Allemande, Courante I, Courante II, Sarabande I, Sarabande II, Gigue.
The music is illustrated by François Puget - "Réunion de Musiciens":



And finally, my recording of the Suite IX en ré mineur composed by Robert De Visée:
Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte, Menuet I, Menuet II, Bourrée, Gigue.
The music is illustrated by Abraham Bosse - "Le Bal":

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Listen to my albums via YouTube playlists

You can now listen to my guitar albums by means of YouTube playlists. Check out the new Albums button in the control bar of my blog.

Simply click on an album cover to watch the corresponding YouTube playlist.

Albums in preparation:

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Completed albums:

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Ruud and I play Syrian Song

Ruud van den Berg and I have now recorded this anonymous folk song arranged for two guitars by Allan Alexander and Jessica Walsh. Ruud plays the Guitar 1 line, while I play the Guitar 2 part. For the video, I used public domain images of the Syrian desert and the ancient city of Palmyra.

A new start for my blog

After three busy years, I have decided to start my guitar blog anew.

I will continue to post new articles with links to my videos and information on the music I play. Audio files, however, will no longer be available for download (downloads can be done easily from my YouTube and Vimeo channels).

One should always be mindful of impermanence. So, very much in the spirit of the sand mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism, I have decided to delete all previous articles.

Stay tuned for more music!