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Classical 101

Eccentric Music from the Cologne Guitar Trio and A Fancy on Fretworks

Cologne Guitar Trio album cover
Laura Young
The Cologne Guitar Trio consisted of Zoran Dukić, Laura Young and Pablo Márquez.";

The Cologne Guitar Trio from Germany will perform their arrangement of La belle excentrique by the eccentric but innovative French composer Erik Satie.  The eccentric beauty of the title refers to a dancer at the Theatre des Champ-Elysees in 1920 who was called Mademoiselle Carathis.  This engaging and lively work evokes the music-hall setting of the time in Paris.

The great early 19th century Italian-born virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani lived in Paris and was a sensation there. He wrote three guitar concertos, with the First by far the most popular, but we'll hear the less-often recorded and performed Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F.  Pepe Romero will be the soloist and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by Neville Marriner.

Emilio Pujol was an important Spanish composer, guitarist and teacher of the guitar during a good part of the 20th century.  He began studying the guitar in 1902 at the age of 16 with the great Francisco Tarrega.  After beginning his International Courses of Guitar in 1965, Pujol attracted students and teachers from around the world.  Swedish guitarist Mattias Jacobsson will play Three Spanish Pieces by Emilio Pujol on the next Fretworks.

Columbus native and master Lutenist Paul O'Dette has A Fancy by English Renaissance composer John Dowland, and Czech guitarist Lubomir Brabec will play Canzonetta in E-Flat by Felix Mendelssohn.

Join me for Fretworks Saturday and Wednesday evenings at 7 on classical 101.