February 6, 2007 "Two Concerto Premieres"
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This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features two world premiere guitar concerto
The Guitar Concerto op. 325 by prolific Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
was commissioned by and dedicated to the Bolivian-born guitarist Javier Calderon in 1979.
Javier Calderon performed the world premiere of the concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra in
the Summer of 1979. This Naxos CD by guitarist David Leisner and the Berline Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Gerard recording is the first commercially-available recording of the piece.
Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero (b. 1946) wrote his "Concierto Festivo" in 2003 to
commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Puerto Rico.
Public Rado Satellite System uplink:
: Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 1300 ET
Program ID# 07-D65-00006
Title: Two Concerto Premieres
Total length: 58:22
In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:22
Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)
Byrd/Cutting: Woods So Wild
Julian Bream, lute
Hovhaness: Guitar Concerto, op. 325
David Leisner, guitar
Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Gerard Schwarz, cond.
Cordero: Concierto Festivo
Victor Pelligrini, guitar
Sinfonica de la Juventud Venozolana Simon Bolivar
Alfredo Rugeles, cond.
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