Is there a Video of a Performance that you CANNOT stop watching?

Hello fellow tonebuddies! 🎸

I hope this post finds you all plucking away blissfully. Today, I wanted to explore a topic that I’m sure many of you can resonate with - finding that one video of a performance that captivates your soul to the point where you simply cannot stop watching it!

Mesmerizing Performances

We’ve all experienced it - stumbling upon a video of a classical guitar performance that leaves us utterly spellbound. The mastery of the guitarist, the resonance of the strings, the intricate dance of fingers on the fretboard - everything comes together to create a magical experience that we keep coming back to.

Share Your Favorites!

  • What is that one performance video that you find yourself constantly revisiting?
  • What about the performance captivates you so deeply?
  • Is there a particular piece that you feel is played exceptionally well in that video?

Whether it’s Julian Bream’s enchanting rendition of a Bach composition, Ana Vidović’s sublime performance of a Tarrega piece, or any hidden gems that deserve more recognition, we’d love to hear about them!

Learning and Inspiration

Sharing these videos can serve as a wellspring of inspiration and learning for all of us. Observing the nuances, techniques, and emotional expressions of the performers can significantly enrich our own practice and appreciation of classical guitar music.

Spark Discussions

  • Discuss the Techniques: What techniques used in the video are noteworthy? How have they influenced your own playing?
  • Dive into the Composition: How does the interpretation of the piece in the video compare to others? What makes it stand out?
  • Personal Connections: Has the video inspired you to learn the piece? Share your experiences and tips!

Let's Get Interactive!

Feel free to share links to the videos, and don’t forget to tell us why that particular performance has stolen your heart. If you’ve learned something new from it, or if it has helped you see a well-known piece in a different light, we’re all ears!

A Community That plays Together, Stays Together

Let’s use this opportunity to learn from each other, discover new pieces and artists, and deepen our collective appreciation for the boundless beauty of classical guitar music. Who knows, you might find your next musical obsession right here in this thread!

Let’s Watch!

So, fellow classical guitar enthusiasts, grab a cup of coffee, take a seat, and let’s dive into the world of mesmerizing performances. Share your favorites, tell us your stories, and let’s revel in the magic of classical guitar together!

Looking forward to hearing about the performances that have left you spellbound!

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    • martinTeam
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    • martin.3
    • 8 mths ago
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    One of my favorite videos to watch is Ricardo Gallen's performance of BWV998. His interpretation is so clear and pure that it brings me a lot of peace. When I try to play the piece myself, I struggle to create the same long phrases that Ricardo does so elegantly.

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      • ismet
      • ismet
      • 7 mths ago
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      martin thanks for sharing, this is really beautiful...

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  • Edson Lopes-Bach Toccata and Fugue in Dm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojBYW3ycVTE

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  • I am currently transfixed by Armen Doneyan’s gorgeous performance of Ponce’s Sarabande from his A min Suite. Achingly beautiful at this tempo. Stunning production. Wow.

    https://youtu.be/MfOEdkr4igA?si=i45a9wppFtSCCh82

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    • Bart Versteeg
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    • Bart_Versteeg
    • 8 mths ago
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    I am hypnotized by Irina Kulikova’s interpretation of Pray. So beautiful. And with an impossible stretch in the second part.

    https://youtu.be/Ny19bLOeGVQ?si=9Vo8BkPGVef9gnT3

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    • Jose Coello
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    • josecoellof
    • 8 mths ago
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    https://youtu.be/Du4F4mQkXRo?si=oy-4EpWqiciUXMXh

     

    Denis Azabagic La Catedral especially 3rd mov

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      • martinTeam
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      • martin.3
      • 8 mths ago
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      Jose Coello That's beautiful, thank you so much for sharing! There's so much dynamic range in his playing!

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      • Bart Versteeg
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      • Bart_Versteeg
      • 8 mths ago
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      Jose Coello  that is one of my favorite cathedral performances ! Exceptionally good!

      kind regards,

      Bart

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    • ors
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    • 5 mths ago
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    There are many excellent interpretations of Tansman's Passacaille. But I keep going back to Kassandra Siebel's version: her tempo and highlights gives the piece the gravitas that it so deserves, something that dissipate when it's played faster by other (equally outstanding) players.

    I am of the mind that "slow is probably more", this even if your playing is impeccable at higher tempos. Just to give one example, take any cello suite of JS Bach and listed to it first on the cello and then on the CG: chances are that the cello player will use a slower tempo, which typically sounds better, more dramatic, that is, to me at least. 

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