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Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

19-20 Castlenuovo-Tedesco Tribute, Interviews: Diana Castlenuovo-Tedesco, Shaun Rigney, Lorenzo Micheli

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:58


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: May 14, 2019

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! 19-20 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Tribute


In Cue: MUSIC IN “Hello and welcome to…”

Out Cue: “…another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!”

Program Length:58:57



  Bizet:  Carmen Suite: Prelude    Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                                      (Philips 412-609)


Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Fuga Elegiaca: Preludio     Brasil Guitar Duo (1:39)

                       “Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Music for 2 Guitars, vol. 2 (Naxos 2009)


Interview: Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco: “He was born in 1895…  … this was his path.”

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Capriccio Diabolico            Norbert Kraft, guitar  (8:34)

                             “Romantic Works for Guitar” (Chandos 2006)


Interview: Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco: “They said no Jewish musicians’ music could be performed…   … a lot of sadness and regret for him.”

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonata “Homage to Boccherini”: II Andantino   Emanuele Buono (5:20)

                                “Guitar Recital: Emanuele Buono” (Naxos 2014)


Interview: Shaun Rigney: “I always found C-T’s orchestration to be very apt…  …the great thing about his music is that he’s a story-teller. I love narrative as well, and that really the key, I think, to my love of his music.”

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto in D     John Williams, guitar (20:48)

                                                                            English Chamber Orch.

                                                                            Sir Charles Groves, conductor


Interview: Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco: “He did teach many of the next generation of movie and TV composers…   …and he was then able to help teach it to others to be really excellent at it.”

 Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Prelude & Fugue IV in E major     SoloDuo    (4:07)

                            “Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Well-Tempered Guitars” (Solaria 2012)


Interview: Lorenzo Micheli & Matteo Mela: “Tedesco has a very special place …  …in a very ironic way.”

 Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonatina Canonica   SoloDuo    (9:23)

                               “Solaria: 20th Century Masterworks for Two Guitars (Pomegranate 2007)




This week’s program features a tribute to one of the most prolific and important 20th Century composers of music for guitar: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and interviews with composer Shaun Rigney, guitarist Lorenzo Micheli, and the composer’s granddaughter, Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco.



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