Angel Romero

The most popular guitar concerto from the Baroque era must certainly be the Guitar Concerto in D by Antonio Vivaldi.  That is something of a misnomer, however, because Vivaldi actually wrote it for the lute, but it is heard more often in recordings arranged for the classical guitar.

Women in Music: Guitarist, Xuefei Yang

Mar 10, 2016
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As a continuation of the celebration of Women's History Month, acclaimed guitarist Xuefei Yang will be featured on the next Fretworks on Classical 101.  

She was born in Beijing and is now a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and travels widely, having performed in more than 40 countries at the world's most prestigious venues, including here in the Untied States, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.

The Castellani-Andriaccio Duo's youtube channel /

The Castellani-Andriaccio Duo consists of guitarists Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio, who joined forces way back in 1975 in Toronto.  They're still going strong, and their CD Anima del Sur ("Soul of the South") features music for two guitars from Latin America.  We'll hear Jongo, a Brazillian dance by Paolo Bellinati on the next Fretworks.

Pablo Villegas
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Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas has been called the "natural heir" to Andres Segovia, the great Spanish guitarist of the 20th century who became the best-known ambassador for the guitar as a serious concert instrument.