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March 24, 2007 "Springtime on Classical Guitar Alive!"
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This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates the arrival of Spring not only with music written about Springtime, but also with pieces that embody the promise and optimism of the season.

The program begins with music of early 20th Century Paraguayan guitarist Nitsuga Agustin Barrios Mangore. David Russell performs 4 dances including his Springtime Waltz.

The program continues with "Idyllic Spring" for guitar and orchestra written and performed by Denmark's leading guitarist, Kaare Norge.

The ever-popular violin concerto, Spring, from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, is performed by the Amsterdam Guitar Trio.

Early 20th century Japanese composer Michio Miyagi combined western classical music with traditional Japanese musical instruments, such as koto and shakuhachi. His "Sea in Springtime" is performed on flute and guitar by Susan Hoeppner and Rachel Gauk.

Japanese guitarist Take Takahashi inspired Joaquin Rodrigo's solo guitar piece, "Birds of Spring".

In a brief excerpt from a recent interview, 21-year-old Sony recording artist Slava Grigoryan discusses the benefits of tango lessons.

The program ends with Slava Grigoryan performing a tango by Piazolla, "Spring in Buenos Aires".

Public Radio Satellite System uplink:
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 1300 ET Channel: A68.1

Program ID# 07-D65-00017
Title: Springtime on Classical Guitar Alive!
Total length: 56:18

In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"


Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)


Barrios: Vals de Primavera (Spring Waltz)
David Russell, guitar
Mazurka Apasionata
(Telarc 80373)
Danza Paraguaya

Norge: Idyllic Spring, op.12, #1
Kaare Norge, guitar
Arhus Sym. Orch.
P.E. Larsen, cond.
(Genlyd Grammofon 205)

Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Spring
Amsterdam Guitar Trio
(RCA 61652)

Miyagi: Haru No Umi (Sea in Springtime)
Susan Hoeppner, flute
Rachel Gauk, guitar
(Marquis Classics 147)

Rodrigo: Pajaros de Primavera (Birds of Spring)
Scott Tennant, guitar
(GHA 126-026)

Slava Grigoryan interview excerpt:
"When you do research for pieces ... Actually I just wanted to dance with girls, but I pretended I was doing research."

Piazolla: Primavera Portena (Spring in Buenos Aires)
Slava Grigoryan, guitar
(Sony 63011)


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