What is your favorite guitar recording?

Share with us your recordings that you just can't stop listening to!

Recently, I've found myself drawn to releases of Franz Halasz and Sean Shibe!  

Where do you inform yourself about upcoming and new recordings?

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    • Karen Chuplis
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    • Karen_Chuplis
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Currently my go tos are Paul Bellinati The Guitar Works of Garoto and Berta Rojas Legado (brand new release). 

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  • The Classical Brazilian Guitar by Maria Livia Sao Marcos

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    • JR
    • jade_canvas
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Craig Ogden, Tippett: The Blue Guitar

    What a debut album, everything on this album is the centerpiece of other albums.  Not saying he nails every piece but I wouldn't mind being compared to his performance on this disc. 

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    • I can always listen to Koyunbaba performed by Antigoni  Goni

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      • JR
      • jade_canvas
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jerry Dorfman I totally agree.  Antigoni is a very passionate player.

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    • Mike Whyman
    • Amateur guitarist
    • tonebase_user.4
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Since I live near Rochester, New York, I buy CDs by guitarists of the Eastman School of Music.

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  • Difficult to narrow down, but the recordings of Denis Azabagic-particularly the complete

    works of Vicente Asencio.

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  • Definitely Paulo Bellinati, The Guitar Works of Garoto. Also Vicente Amigo, Vivencias Imaginadas.

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  • Alvaro Pierri: Brouwer, Torroba, De Falla, Hetu, Gismonti (1991)

    Everything is played with eloquence and refinement. I particularly like the Suite pour guitare Op 41 by Jacques Hétu, one of our most eminent French Canadian composer from Quebec, and written for Pierri. On the other side I'm also a big fan of the Canadian Devin Townsend and regularly get back to his recordings, he has a lot, and particularly Transcendance. 

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    • don
    • don.2
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Too difficult to pick just one man. I'll pick 3.  These 3 are in my playlist so I get to listen to them quite often. 

     

    Park Kyuhee one of my favorite guitarist and this is the piece when I first heard it that I resolved myself to learn tremolo.  I listen to it almost every other day. My long term target. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yo3D4muNsw

     

    My daily play list- my short term target. The piece that planted a doubt in my mind that I may have picked the wrong instrument to learn. But works great on guitar too!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI9GDQ9tr38

     

    Non - classical but one of my favorite anime song and absolutely rocks on a steel string guitar. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er_BjZ3XS24

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    • Brooke
    • Brooke
    • 2 yrs ago
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    One Night, One Guitar - David Cullen

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    • Allemande: Paul Galbraith plays the music of Bach and Mozart
    • Guitar recital - Raphaella Smits

    I have no real system in place for being apprised of upcoming and new recordings. I mainly find new music through other guitarists or (believe it or not) through suggestions by my music app. 

     

    In fairness, I should add that lately, I've listened A LOT to Drew Henderson (Canadian classical guitarist), but mainly on Youtube as I just enjoy watching him play.

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  • I haven't bought a CD in decades and don't even own anything to play them on. I do not subscribe to or have an account with any streaming service either. I pretty much watch YouTube videos, and my favorites change constantly, often depending on what pieces I am working on.

    Back in the 90s, I constantly listened to anything by Bream (especially 20th Century Guitar) as well as Parkening and the Guitar.

    For the lute, anything by Bream (especially The Woods So Wild), Ronn McFarlane's The Renaissance Lute, and Hopkinson Smith's recording of Bach's sonatas and partitas (which I purchased at one of his concerts).

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips This is "funny" - because I am the extreme opposite, CD addicted... I bought a lot here and there over years and decades and own 100s of guitar CDs. It is difficult for me to pick a favourite, because I like the "old school" like John Williams, Julian Bream... and also a lot of female guitarists like Dale Kavanagh and others, and Jason Vieaux, David Russell, Hubert Käppel, or - as suggestion - Colin Davin and so on and so on.... Aaaaaaaaaah! I have heard so many and would love to hear them all all the time... Live is too short... for this universe of good compositions and guitarists.
      Maybe an answer this way: Currently, these days, I am listening a lot to Jason Vieaux playing the Guitar Concerto composed by Jonathan Leshnoff.

      Greetings to all,
      and Happy Listening

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      • Steve Pederson
      • The Journey is My Destination!
      • Steve_Pederson
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      Eric Phillips That's so funny! I still have my CDs, but I don't listen to them anymore because I've imported them into iTunes on my computer and then sync them to my phone. 

      I hear you about Bream. Could listen to him all day. 

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    • Steve Pederson
    • The Journey is My Destination!
    • Steve_Pederson
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Suite Española by Isaac Albéniz as performed by Manuel Barrueco. I had an earlier recording from the late 80s, early 90s - probably on cassette. I later got his 3-CD set entitled "300 Years of Guitar Masterpieces". I have "worn the needle out" on that one! 

    I had a subscription to Pandora Plus for a little while and was exposed to some new players that way. However, I keep going back to Barrueco and Bream. 

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Steve Pederson Yes, Barrueco is of course also great! Also live really amazing, I had some opportunities for attending concerts, the last one was in the "Elbphilharmonie" (Hamburg, Germany), 1st row just in front of him. 🙂 And I also own the "300 Years..." 3-CD set (even in 2 versions; as I said, I am kind of addicted...😬).

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      • Steve Pederson
      • The Journey is My Destination!
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      Robert That would be pretty amazing to sit right in front of Manuel at a concert! 

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Steve Pederson Oh, yes, it was! And he had good contact with the audience, and also had a special nice kind of humour... He started one piece and then after a few notes he realized that it was the "wrong" one with respect to the printed programme. He smiled so nice, and then, after commenting on that in a nice way, he continued relaxed and brillant with the next "right" one. Overall, it was fantastic! And I had tears in my eyes, no joke, while he played Scarlatti and also Bach. Highly emotional for me. Later I bought some scores edited by him and met him at that desk (and he signed the scores and CDs - of course 🙂 I purchased the newest CDs there) and had some conversation. It was such a nice evening!
      By the way, while writing this, I remember that I had a nice meeting with Julian Bream after a concert in Hamburg. After the concert I waited near the concert hall. I saw him coming out of the artist's side door, alone with his guitar. I approached him, we were standing face to face and looked at each other, he wore a hat, and then I said that it was a brillant concert and evening and that I am grateful for that and want to thank him and that I am an enthusiastic fan of him (my first classical guitar LPs were a Bream solo LP and an Bream/Williams LP, when I started playing when I was 10) and that I am a "guitar playing amateur". His reply was so funny and brillant and showed so much humour: immediately he said "Oh, I am an amateur, too." And then he smiled, and then we both laughed. Wow.

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      • Steve Pederson
      • The Journey is My Destination!
      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Robert wow! So cool! Those are great memories. Those are really the best of times - to meet the people that have had such an influence on you, and to just have a very human and intimate moment with them. Unforgettable. 

      Speaking of scores edited by Manuel, I have a copy of his transcription of Suite Española, which I used back in the early 90s. It was printed in the early 80s. Recently I discovered this edition is no longer in print and is actually worth a considerable amount! My copy is in pretty rough shape, so its value is probably more sentimental. 😉 

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    • Wainull
    • Wai_Ng
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I seldom bought CDs these days, the last one I bought was "Morricone: Once Upon a Time, Arrangements for Guitar" played by a guitarist called Enea Leone, the arrangement and performance are impeccable. Most of the time I used Youtube (or Youtube music) to find music to listen to, and I found Omni Foundation (especially David Russell's videos) and GSI videos were both very enjoyable. 👍

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    • Kirkestopinal
    • Like Pokémon trainers, guitarists need a rival to be the very best!
    • Kirkestopinal
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Relatively new to classical but my favorite guitar recordings are John Fahey’s the yellow princess and this John Williams live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3nVA8LQE7k. It’s how I got involved in classical.

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    • Peternull
    • Peter.1
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Current favourites:

    Aniello Desiderio: Chaconne (especially the Chaconne performance)

    Sean Shibe: Camino (just so colorful, especially the Jose Pavana Triste)

    Asya Selytina: Koshkin Preludes & Fugues

    Vancouver Chamber Choir: Schafer, A garden of Bells

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  • Julian Bream plays Granados and Albeniz

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    • Scott Sundsvold
    • Amateur Guitarist - Grade 1
    • Scott_Sundsvold
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I listen to tango music and Piazzolla's tangos are at the top of my playlist. His 100th birthday produced an immense celebration by artists everywhere. I find comparing and contrasting different artists' performances of Piazzolla's Cafè 1930 endlessly entertaining. Classical guitarist Stephanie Jone added her recording to the celebration too. Enjoy! https://music.apple.com/us/album/histoire-du-tango-version-for-violin-guitar-ii-caf%C3%A9-1930/1576205831?i=1576205841

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