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April 12, 2017 “17-15 Stephen Funk Pearson Interview”
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This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features an interview with American composer and guitarist Stephen Funk Pearson, and music by Richard Harvey, Gnattali, and Abreu, with performances by Duetto Giocondo, John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Guitar Duo, the Versailles Guitar Quartet, and the duo of Berta Rojas and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.


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Program ID# 17-15
Title: Stephen Funk Pearson Interview

In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:57


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


Interview: Stephen Funk Pearson: “I wrote it for mandolin or violin and guitar � � I�ve heard it performed in many different instrumentations.”

Pearson: Mountain Moor
Duetto Giocondo, mandolin/guitar
Querstand 622

Richard Harvey: Concerto Antico
John Williams, guitar
London Symphony Orchestra
Paul Daniel, conductor
Sony Classical 68337

Gnattali: Corta Jaca
Beijing Guitar Duo
Tonar Music 91201

Interview: Stephen Funk Pearson: “My whole life, a sense of humor is like critical to living and breathing for me, and I really like to bring that into music … …they just go together for me, as part of my life.”

Pearson: Elassomorph
Versailles Guitar Quartet
Quantum Music 6948

Abreu: Tico Tico no Fuba
Carlos Barbosa-Lima & Berta Rojas, guitars
On Music 7488


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