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Classical Guitar Alive!

Series produced by Tony Morris

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Classical Guitar Alive is a weekly one-hour music with interviews program that is free to all stations.

Classical Guitar Alive features great music and fascinating interviews with many of the world's leading guitar performers and composers.

Join host Tony Morris for Classical Guitar Alive, an unabashedly enthusiastic and fast-paced romp through the classical repertory of the world's most popular musical instrument.

Nationally-distributed since 1997, Classical Guitar Alive currently airs each week on over 200 radio stations in the US, Canada, and internationally.

Classical Guitar Alive highlights a vast repertoire of music ranging from Medieval through present-day solo, chamber, and orchestral music with guitar. In addition to presenting works by American performers and composers, the program also explores guitar-related music of other cultures.

The program has been acclaimed by both critics and the public alike, and has been applauded by artists as diverse as Yale University professor of music Benjamin Verdery and ex-Led Zeppelin rock guitarist Jimmy Page. Hide full description

Classical Guitar Alive features great music and fascinating interviews with many of the world's leading guitar performers and composers. Join host Tony Morris for Classical Guitar Alive, an unabashedly enthusiastic and fast-paced romp through the classical repertory of the world's most popular musical instrument. Nationally-distributed since 1997, Classical Guitar Alive currently airs each week on over 200 radio stations in the US, Canada, and internationally. Classical Guitar Alive highlights a vast repertoire of music ranging from Medieval through present-day solo, chamber, and orchestral music with guitar. In addition to presenting works by American performers and composers, the program also explores guitar-related music of other cultures. The program has been acclaimed by... Show full description


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Caption: Connie Sheu, Credit: Connie Sheu
This week’s program features music by women composers and an interview with guitarist Connie Shue. ------------------------------------------------...

Bought by KWBU, KMXT, WICR, KMUN, KMFA and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 33
Caption: Julian Bream, Credit: Julian Bream
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive features three large-scale master works from the 20th Century guitar repertory by Torroba, Castelnuov...

Bought by KWBU, WICR, KEDT, KMUN, Northwest Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 33
Caption: Heiki Matlik, Credit: Heiki Matlik
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features music by Estonian composers and an interview with Estonian guitarist Heiki Matlik, who was ...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KTTZ, WICR, KWBU, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 32
Caption: John McLaughlin , Credit: Sony Records
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive Mediterranean music including John McLaughlin’s ‘Mediterranean Concerto,’ and music from Italy, Spain...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Stephen Robinson, Credit: Stephen Robinson
This week's edition of the Classical Guitar Alive! features interviews with Oregon Guitar Quartet member Bryan Johanson, who discusses their CD “Cl...

Bought by WUAL, KTXK, WETS, KWBU, WICR and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 37
Caption: Marek Pasieczny, Credit: Marek Pasieczny
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive features music about Winter, and more, including works by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, and the young Polish gu...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Mark Cruz, Credit: Mark Cruz
This week’s program features music for Christmas and a 2016 interview with guitarist-composer Mark Cruz and a 1999 interview with Canadian guitaris...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WNMU-FM, New Hampshire Public Radio, KCCU Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 32
Caption: Agustin Barrios Mangore as Nitsuga Mangore, Credit: Agustin Barrios Mangore
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive features a 2011 interview with Jack Silver, historian and record producer on the Do Re Mi label, who ...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Tony Morris, (waiter at Gran Hotel of Paraguay), Richard Stover. author of "Six Silver Moonbeams", Credit: Carlos Salcedo Centurion
This week's edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features the world premiere recording of a large-scale (36 minutes long!) work for guitar ensemble, ...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Credit: Chandos Records
This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features a 2016 interview with Britain’s Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, whose Chandos Records CD “Aspects...

Bought by WETS, Public Radio East, KLRE, KJJF, KWBU and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 37
Caption: Mark Mancina, Credit: Mark Mancina
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features music of Thanksgiving and an Oct. 2016 interview with 3-time Grammy-winning film score comp...

Bought by WETS, Public Radio East, KTTZ, WICR, WEKU and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 32
Caption: Celil Refik Kaya, Credit: Celil Refik Kaya
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive features a November 2016 interview with the young Turkish virtuoso Celil Refik Kaya, who has just rel...

Bought by KTRL, KLRE, WEKU, Public Radio East, WICR and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 34
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This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive features a new concerto by Portuguese composer Patricio da Silva (“Keep Calm and Carry On”), and musi...

Bought by WETS, WDPR, KLRE, Public Radio East, WUAL and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Roland Dyens, Credit: Roland Dyens
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features a tribute to the internationally-renowned and beloved virtuoso French guitarist-composer Ro...

Bought by WETS, WDPR, KLRE, KCCU Radio, WEKU and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Pepe Romero, Credit: Decca Records
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features an October 2016 interview with the great Spanish virtuoso guitarist Pepe Romero, who reflec...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Peter Breiner, Credit: Peter Breiner
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! is primarily devoted to one large (49 minutes!) work, Peter Breiner’s “Carmen Concerto”, which is ba...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Kyu-Hee Park, Credit: Kyu-Hee Park
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features music from Argentina, Italy, and Australia, with works from the Baroque to 20th and 21st Ce...

Bought by KPRG, WETS, WDPR, KLRE, WEKU and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 33
Caption: Carlos Rafael Rivera, Credit: Carlos Rafael Rivera
This edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features a 2016 interview with award-winning American composer Carlos Rafael Rivera, whose music has been r...

Bought by KPRG, WETS, WDPR, Public Radio East, KBYU/BYU Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Karin Schaupp, Credit: Karin Schaupp
This edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features new releases and music by Bach, Tomas Marco, Tarrega, and Richard Charlton.

Bought by KJJF, KPRG, WETS, WDPR, Public Radio East and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 37
Caption: Classical Guitar Alive!, Credit: Classical Guitar Alive
This special fundraiser edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! is a fundraiser program that is available for free to all stations.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KMFA, WSKG, WHRV, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2016
  • Length: 46:24
  • Purchases: 10