Classical Guitar Insider (music )

Rob Adler 

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Episode 113 Eliot Fisk. I finally get an interview with one of my heroes: BATMAN!!!! But I decided to cancel and go to Boston to interview another hero, Eliot Fisk, because it’s more appropriate. AND I got to stay in the room where he keeps the ascots!!!

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Category:Music -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Episode 112 Apostolos Paraskevas

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Category:Music -- posted at: 5:33pm EST

Episode 111 Gabriel Handy

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Category:Music -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

The lest episode of the Elnora series, jazz guitarist Jose Emilio Gobbo talks about brazilian pop and advanced jazz study. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

You know what I did last summer! I didn't run over anybody in my car while cruising with my high school friends at Kolmer Gulch, but I did do something I said I wouldn't ever do, interview a 22 year old! Turns out, they can be as fun, vulnerable and interesting as anyone else! I feel stupid. Here is my time with the outstanding guitarist, Alberta Khoury.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Connie and I talk about her journey to performing original music by women composers, her position as general manager of the Guitar Foundation of America, and that time that we were forced to play music written by a petulant sophomore composer ( I said that, not Connie. Connie loves you. I hate you. Just kidding. I love you too.)

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Category:Music -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Matt told John that Brenda cheated on him with Bill. But really, it was Scott. Scott said he was at the Peach Pit all night and to ask Nat. Nat wouldn't say anything, but he glanced at Dillon. Dillon was too busy combing his armpits to care. Playing guitar in L.A. is hard. I open the Ellnora Guitar Festival series of episodes with an interview of LAGQ. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

I sit down at the Mannes Guitar Seminar with Roman guitarist Roberto Fabbri. Also, It's our annual fundraiser and bake sale!!! Donate at BretWilliamsMusic.com today and receive a free bar of Irish Spring Soap! 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

Koren Guitarist Yenne Lee stops by and we talk about her new album, Beautiful. I talk about my landlord's new shirt, Ugly. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

In the last several years the accomplished luthier Aaron Green has worn several hats, but the hat he likes best is shaped like a guitar (What? Why did I just write this?) because he builds guitars (What’s wrong with me?). Check out my interview with Massachusetts guitar maker and restorer of fine instruments. This episode is sponsored by GetBarkBox.com/Insider . “You can get dog stuff.”

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Category:Music -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

I am a Prestige Level 15 Recon class sniper with several accommodations, including a medal of honor, a WW2 era German Panzer, and several upgraded assault riffles and side arms. On my Xbox. Jason is a real veteran with a fascinating story about how he went from the western front to the back of his offices at Sage Music in Long Island City. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

 Merry Christmas and happy holidays folks! How about we end the year with a little show about Peter Argondizza, a guitarist who deserves our attention. Donate! It's the holidays for Pete's sake! 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

The United States faces an uncertain future, and I face Boston guitarist/ composer Aaron Larget-Caplan on this special edition of Classical Guitar Insider with future President Big Diaper Bret Williams. Hey, if he can do it…

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

 I interviewed Sergio Assad! Look at me when I'm talking to you! Did you hear what I said? Oh and I need money. It's the Classical Guitar Insider August pledge drive and you can donate at www.BretWilliamsMusic.com in the podcast section. I interviewed Sergio Assad! 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

Marriage is hard. You have to decide who’ll do the cooking, who’ll empty the garbage, and who’ll take voice 1 in the Ginastera for Saturday’s performance. German/ Venezuelan, Husband/ Wife, Duo Montes Kirchner comes on the show!

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Category:Music -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

The founders of the Kithara Project talk about their goal of putting guitar and classical music into the hands of children in areas that lack the resources for arts education and programming. You know, I can be selfless and helpful too. I'm just really busy with my podcast right now? And also I need to replace my headphones. I'm thinking bluetooth for the gym, but I don't know if they're sweat proof.  

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Category:Music -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

 

Chilean guitarist and composer Pedro Rodriguez comes on the show to talk about his homeland, being a nylon jazz player, and how much fun it is to hear Americans use foul language. He's in the right place because I swear like an older sister at a bachelorette party. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

Isabella talks about what it means to be a musicologist, her new guitar school, and being a parent. I talk about Korean food, pink eye and gout. There's something for everyone! 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 11:30am EST

It’s Turkey Day!!! Not the day you burp and fart and watch two teams you don’t care about give each other dementia, Turkey Day with award winning Turkish guitarist and composer Celil Refik Kaya!

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Threefifty, the group formed by the former members of Threefifty Duo, explain the origin of their name, talk about their new octet, teaching adults, and getting kicked out of their apartment. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Dr. Victor Kioulaphides is an award winning composer and concert double bassist who left his country for New York on a world class cruise ship. He met a plain faced, box shaped girl who let him paint her nude until the ship ran into a giant box of un-microwave-safe-good-morning-america coffee mugs. The End.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

Israeli guitarist Yuri Liberzon comes on the show to talk about his new album and living in California, the Sunshine State! Right?

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Category:Music -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

Ekachai Jearakul won the GFA last year and is currently on a world tour. Before his Carnegie Hall debut, he stopped by for an interview. He is from Thailand; a land of gilded temples, white beaches and sweet, exotic drinks. I am from Stockton and am applying for an inside sales position at a jewelry store in midtown. Fingers crossed.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 11:34am EST

University of Wisconsin guitar professor, Elina Chekan, moved to the U.S. from Belarus, learned english, went to Yale, and is completing her Doctorate. I moved to Brooklyn last week and am struggling with a wall fixture from IKEA. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

USC Professor and founding member of the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Scott Tennant, talks about how William Kanengiser makes the the cutest little pancakes, how Andrew York is taking time off from the ensemble to invent an ethical dolphin saddle, and how John Dearman is changing his name to John Dearperson. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I hate Apple's recording software, but I love the head of University of Washington's guitar department, Michael Partington. Just pretend it's an NPR phone interview from 1993 and you should be fine. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

Manhattan School of Music Professor Mark Delpriora takes time out from stroking his beautiful beard and dressing well to talk to us about the 70’s, Staten Island, King Crimson and Class Piano.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

TJ and I tell it like it is in this no-holds-barred attack on everything you believe in (if all you believe in is atonality, all-Bach-concerts, and spring mattresses. Other than that we're probably on the same page).  

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Category:Music -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

My first interview with people outside of the guitar world! I try and keep up with WQXR’s New Works Presenters The Brothers Balliett as they dance circles around my musical knowledge. Also it’s my birthday so listen. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The legendary nylon string jazz guitarist talks about being in Johnny Carson's Tonight Show Band, playing with Burt Bacharach, Paul Desmond and  every other huge name in jazz, and getting hip surgery.  

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

Mak Grgic (pronounced Mahk Gergich) is the young up and comer who’s new album of transcriptions of film music is shining a new light on the classics (pronounced classics).  

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Wanna hear me talk to a heavy metal guitar god who gave up touring with Ozzie to become a fusion finger style guitarist at New School University? Then listen to me DESTROY this interview with Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick. 

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The best duo out of Italy since the Mario Brothers, Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli drop by the apartment. 

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Australia is missing an angel; Simon Powis drops by and we discuss why we like people that make mistakes, dancers, and how he is receiving his Doctorate of Music Arts from Yale this month. Let’s get him an ice cream cake!

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Badi Assad drops by and slaps me in my face, grabs my chin and says "don't tell me what to do!” slaps me again and then tells us about her journey from classical guitarist to Brazilian pop princess. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I sit down with the real most interesting man in the world, Guitar Foundation of America winner Kevin Gallagher. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships and a scholarship to the master classes of Andres Segovia in Spain, they have toured internationally as recitalists performing at the White House and the Kennedy Center and as concerto soloists with orchestras around the world, and have gone to the bathroom in Bret’s small New York apartment. 

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Michael Karmon takes timne out form a vacation with his family to discuss the death of art in western civilization with art-death expert Bret Williams.  

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rupert Boyd drops by and talks about how cool Australia is. Bret talks about how cool America is. They both compromise and decide that Spain is pretty cool. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:23pm EST

Episode 1 Julia Crowe

In the first episode of Classical Guitar Insider, Bret decides whether or not to quit guitar and sits down with music journalist Julia Crowe. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

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