Episode 2 of 5
Following on from the success of her first series, legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter, Joan Armatrading, brings together a collection of great guitarists from around the world, in this five part series. In today's programme she meets Sharon Isbin, America's leading Classical guitarist and winner of 2 Grammys for her guitar playing: virtually unheard of in the Classical music world. Joan hears how Sharon has recorded with a diverse range of musicians around the world, adding richness and complexity to the classical guitar repertoire. Sharon describes her rendition of older pieces and her care to set them in an accurate musical context for their time.
Producer: Kate Bland
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.