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All Strings Considered – podcast with Scott Wolf. Episode 36. Produced by Guitar Salon International. Listen on iTunes or download the entire one hour episode.

Dr. Alexander Dunn speaks with All Strings Considered about his new guitar quartets, adapted from quartet arrangements Turina made himself for the then famous Aguilar Laud Quartet.

You’ll hear about Turina’s life during these fruitful collaborations with the Aguilars, coincidentally taking place around the time he began writing his famous solo guitar works. You’ll hear Alex, along with Randy Pile, Robert Ward, and myself, play these new works for the classical guitar, as well as Alex’s solo arrangement of Ligeti’s Sonata for Cello, and his insights into Turina’s compositional process and life in the 1920s and ’30s.


Classical Guitar Alive Interview Introduction

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Music samples:

Granados:  3 Dances – Pepe Romero & Alexander Dunn, guitars

Rodrigo:  Giradilla – Alexander Dunn & Pepe Romero, guitars

Ligeti: Sonata I. Dialogo (arranged by Alexander Dunn)

Ligeti: Sonata II. Capriccio (arranged by Alexander Dunn):

de Fossa: Overture (nineteenth century guitar)

Giuliani: Rossiniane Op. 119 (nineteenth century guitar)

Stravinsky: Elegie  (arranged by Alexander Dunn)

Works for voice and guitar:

Mozart: Das Veilchen (Phoebe MacRae, soprano, Alexander Dunn, guitar)

Mozart: Die Zufriedenheit

Mozart: Abendempfindung

Schubert: Schäfers Klagelied (Phoebe MacRae, soprano, Alexander Dunn, guitar)

Schubert: Heidenröslein

Canadian works:

Burke: Noche de Ronda for viola, guitar, cello. Commissioned by Alexander Dunn – Canada Council for the Arts. CBC Two New Hours live broadcast. Alexander Dunn, guitar, Yariv Aloni, viola, Pam Highbaugh-Aloni, cello.

Wraggett: MU Zen Poems for soprano & guitar (Catherine Fern Lewis, soprano, Alexander Dunn, guitar) live performance

Freedman: Bright Angels for soprano & guitar (Catherine Fern Lewis, soprano, Alexander Dunn, guitar)  live performance

Ancient tracks from my student days (before the days of digital editing – sound quality may not be optimum)

Humphrey Searle – Five for Guitar Op. 61

Dowland – Fantasy P. 73

Dowland – Fantasy P. 71

Ponce – Sonata III (last movement)