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Big Guitar Weekend Highlights 2

Two of the foremost guitarists of our time, Paul Galbraith and Meng Su, perform classics of the guitar repertoire from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Two of the foremost guitarists of our time, Paul Galbraith and Meng Su, perform in today’s Lunchtime Concert recorded at the Big Guitar Weekend festival in November 2019. Paul Galbraith begins with Bach on his unique 8-string guitar, developed by luthier David Rubio. Three pieces from Schumann’s Album für die Jugend follow alongside two of Scriabin’s wonderful miniature preludes. Albeniz’s Suite Española closes Paul’s set before Qingdao-born guitarist Meng Su continues in Argentinian mode with Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Cinco Piezas. Meng Su closes with a work by one of her own guitar heroes, Sergio Assad.

JS Bach: Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat, BWV 998
R Schumann: Scheherazade, Op.68 No 32
R Schumann: First Loss, Op.68 No 16
R Schumann: Homage to Mendelssohn, Op.68 No 26
Scriabin: Preludes No 17 and No 21 Op.11
Albeniz: Suite española, Nos 2 & 3 Op.47
Piazzolla: Cinco Piezas Nos 1-3
Sergio Assad: Aquarelle

Paul Galbraith- guitar
Meng Su - guitar

Presenter: Sean Shibe
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat, BWV 998

    Performer: Paul Galbraith.
  • Robert Schumann

    Scheherazade Op 68, No 32

    Performer: Paul Galbraith.
  • Robert Schumann

    Erster Verlust Op 68, No 16

    Performer: Paul Galbraith.
  • Robert Schumann

    Homage to Mendelssohn Op 68, No 26

    Performer: Paul Galbraith.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Preludes Op 11 (No 17 & No 21)

    Performer: Paul Galbraith.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Suite Espanola Op 47 (Nos 2 & 3)

    Performer: Paul Galbraith.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Cinco Piezas (Nos 1-3)

    Performer: Meng Su.
  • Sérgio Assad

    Aquarelle

    Performer: Meng Su.

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