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John Schneider: Just National Guitar

By John Schneider

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By John Schneider. By Carter Scholz, John Schneider, Peter Yates, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison (1917-2003), and Tom Johnson. Classical, Guitar. Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #MF 12. Published by Naxos (NX.MF-12).

Item Number: NX.MF-12

John Schneider is the Grammy(r) award winning guitarist, composer, author and broadcaster whose weekly television and radio programs have brought the sound of the guitar into millions of homes. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics & Music from the University of Wales, music degrees from the University of California and the Royal College of Music (London), and is past President of the Guitar Foundation of America. A specialist in contemporary music, Schneider's The Contemporary Guitar (University of California Press) has become the standard text in the field. For the past three decades, the artist has performed almost exclusively on the Well-Tempered Guitar, which uses different patterns of fretting according to the key or tuning system required. Recitals include Renaissance and Baroque repertoire in their original temperaments, as well as contemporary music in alternative tunings by such composers as Lou Harrison, Ben Johnston & others. This new release explores these compositions for this instrument, with works by Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Carter Scholz, and others.

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