Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Live recording of Johannes Brahms' lullaby

This famous composition by Johannes Brahms could well be the very first melody most people listen to in their cradle. I play a nice but challenging arrangement for guitar by Sicilian guitarist, composer and teacher Giuseppe Torrisi. Many thanks to Giuseppe for giving me the score of this piece. It is the first time I try to have my audience fall asleep. Did it work on you? :-)

Antonio Stangherlin and I play Searching for Lambs

Antonio Stangherlin and I have recorded this delightful anonymous folk song. Antonio plays Guitar 2 while I play the melodic Guitar 1 line. Antonio produced the video, with a painting by John Constable.



This piece is part of a collection (now out of print) of early English songs edited in the 1960's by John Runge. Norwegian guitarist Tor Inge Sandvold kindly sent me the entire collection, hoping that I would start recording it. A lot of pleasant work ahead!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The AROMA Trio plays El Roble

I am pleased to post a new recording by our AROMA Guitar Trio with Antonio Stangherlin and Homayoon Saleh. This joyful anonymous Spanish folk song is arranged for three guitars by Icelandic guitarist Eythor Thorlaksson. Antonio plays Guitar 3, Homayoon plays Guitar 2, while I play the melodic Guitar 1 line. Antonio produced the video, and I did the final audio mix of the three guitars.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ruud and I play Aldo Bova's Invenzione N°1

Ruud van den Berg and I have now recorded a duo version of this composition by Italian musician Aldo Bova. Ruud plays the Guitar 2 line, while I play the melodic Guitar 1 part. Aldo produced the video using his footage of Venice.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Se Io M'accorgo Ben d'Un Altro Amante

I am pleased to post my live recording of this delightful and anonymous Italian Renaissance piece. My wife shot the backdrop picture somewhere in Bretagne (France).

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Live recording of Cantio Sarmatoruthenica CXXIX

I am pleased to post my live recording of this delightful piece composed in Renaissance style by Roman Turosvky. I share two versions: one is "lute-like", played very softly and without using my thumbnail, and the second version is more "guitar-like".

Monday, September 8, 2014

Live recording of In the Cherry Orchard

I am pleased to post my live recording of this romantic piece composed by Roman Turosvky. I shot the backdrop movie at the Lake of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. I warmly thank Roman for inviting me to play his music.