Coming back to practice Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Concerto op. 99 is always a joy. To me, for the balance, the elegance, the themes, the best concerto for guitar of that period. He was a genial composer, very clever, sensitive, with the rare ability to find themes that can live together at the same time, a gift that not all composers got. I think it’s a real privilege for us, guitar players, to have music written by this giant. I like a lot also his way to collocate the guitar in
As announced in one of my last posts in Facebook, here the first video I recorded in the last weeks. After a short clip I posted few months ago where I was playing Bach, I got a big numbers of kind messages with the requests to record something. I have to admit that I had a lot of fun and it was very nice to learnt how to make it. I think I’ll continuous in the future, recording pieces I love. Unfortunately, for an health problem, I had to stop my concert activity in 2013… yo
Starting the process to learn about a composer, I like to collect, read, listen everything I can find about him / her. So, you can imagine that, speaking about a giant like Maestro Angelo Gilardino... that’s TITANIC! I already read many pieces (Studi di Virtuosità e di Trascendenza, Sonata n. 2, Sonata Mediterranea, Colloquio con Andrés Segovia ...), books and articles he wrote (I love his narrative, always very acute and inspiring), but his music catalog is really gigantic.