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LAGQ pays homage to Michael Hedges

In the 1980s and 90s, Michael Hedges developed stunning new ways of playing guitar. He often had both hands on the neck of the guitar and used his fingers to hammer and pull the strings. We'll hear the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet pay homage to Michael Hedges on today's episode of PT.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Felix Mendelssohn: Song without Words Op. 109
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello | Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Album: Song

Wayne Shorter: Terra Incognita
Imani Winds
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Dover Quartet
Chamber Music Northwest, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, OR

Agustin Barrios: Un sueno en la floresta
Berta Rojas, guitar
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, NY

Hour 2

Morten Lauridsen: Dirait-on (So They Say)
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Album: Air and Ground
Sony 89100

Michael Hedges, arr. LAGQ: Aerial Boundaries
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's by the Sea Church, Jacksonville, FL

Robert Fuchs: Trio in F-sharp minor, Op. 115: Movements 3-4
Adrienne Kim, piano | Louise Owen, violin | Michael Roth, viola
Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B.191: Movements 2-3
Jennifer Kloetzel, cello | Lexington Symphony | Jonathan McPhee, conductor
Lexington Symphony, Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington, MA

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