Classical Guitar Insider

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. 

Direct download: Michael_Partington_Edit_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

Bay Area guitarist Giacomo Fiore argues that new music is not too new and I ask Chris Roberts from the San Fransisco Examiner if it’s ethical for Fanfare to charge musicians for positive reviews. Spoiler alert: it’s not.

Direct download: Giocomo_Fiore_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

EMI recording artist Xuefei Yang explains to me that China is a country that is not in Africa and that Africa is not a country either. USC Professor William Kanengiser comes on to talk about the new Los Angeles Guitar Quartet release, and I buy a chair for the park. 

Direct download: Fei_Yang_Fianl_for_Edit_volume.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

ders of my favorite ensemble in New York, violinist Colin Jacobsen from the Brooklyn Rider, The Knights and Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road. But before I do that, I complain for 20 minutes about journalists that charge for positive reviews in magazines. Then I fantasize about going into real estate.  

Direct download: Colin_Jacobsen_Edit_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: Mark_Delpriora_final_3.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

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).  

Direct download: Thomas_TJ_Flipin_final_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

If you don’t want to hear grown ups talk about drugs, leather pants, dropping out of college, or putting a classical guitar through a wood chipper on stage, you shouldn’t listen to me and multi media artist Dominic Frasca.  

Direct download: Dominic_Frasca_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

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. 

Direct download: Brothers_Balliett_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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.  

Direct download: Gene_Bertoncini_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

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).  

Direct download: Mak_Final_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT