Saturday, 2007 November 10th, 7 PM
Great Guild Hall
Paul Galbraith (guitar, Great Britain)
Program – Byrd, Bach, Mozart, Webern, Camargo Guarnieri
Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire.
These efforts have already resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes from various countries, all of which demonstrate the originality of his musical personality.
By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.
Worth traveling long distances to hear
What many had come to see and hear was the revolutionary change he has brought to playing the guitar … the results were truly remarkable, with an amazing clarity and a huge dynamic range… The audience was held spellbound
Sunday Times of London
A landmark in the history of guitar