Poster Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
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Performance Today®

LAGQ - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

They're four of the finest classical guitarist soloists of our time, and together, they're redefined what's possible in the world of guitar. On today's show, hear the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet's take on music from Renaissance England, from a concert in Colorado Springs.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Laudate Dominum, K. 339
Joshua Bell, violin | Orchestra of St. Luke's | Michael Stern, conductor
Album: Joshua Bell - Voice of the Violin
Sony 97779

Robert Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121: Mvts. 1 & 2
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano | Andrew Wan, violin
Festival de Lanaudiere, Eglise Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Barthelemy, Quebec, Canada

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor: Movement 1
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic | Michael Stern, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Divertimento brillante on themes from Bellini's La sonnambula
James Austin Smith, oboe | Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins | Meena Bhasin, viola | Christopher Costanza, cello | Anthony Manzo, double bass
The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Hour 2

Luigi Boccherini: Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major, G. 448 (arr. for guitar quartet): IV. Fandango
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Album: The Best of Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Delos 1607

Gioachino Rossini: Duo for Cello and Bass in D Major
Joel Dallow, cello | Karl Fenner, bass
Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA

Thomas Morley, arr. Scott Tennant: Four Dances from the First Booke of Consort Lessons
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
UCCS Presents/Classical 88.7 KCME, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

Paul Dooley: Northern Nights
Lisa Pegher, solo percussion | Lake George Music Festival Symphony | Roger Kalia, conductor
Lake George Music Festival, Lake George High School, Lake George, NY

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