January 1, 2007 "3 Performer-Composers/Michael Nicolella Interview"
This week's program features works by three performer-composers, and an interview with
guitarist-composer Michael Nicolella, who discusses his approach to composition.
During the time of Baroque lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750), composition, improvisation,
and performance were integrated in musical training and life. Weiss active in Dresden as a court
musician and was also a prolific composer for the instrument.
In an interview recorded in November 2005, Seattle-based guitarist composer Michael Nicolella
discusses the advantages of composing for guitar away from the instrument. He performs as soloist
in his Guitar Concerto with the NorthWest Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Spain.
The program concludes with Ivan Rijos' arrangement of the Puerto Rican hymn tune,
"En Esta Reunion, Cristo Esta."
Public Radio Satellite System uplink:
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 1300 ET
Program ID# # 07-D65-00001
Title: 3 Performer-Composers/Michael Nicolella Interview
Total length: 58:17
In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)
Weiss: Sonata No. 43 in a minor
Robert Barto, baroque lute
Interview Michael Nicolella:
"I always composer away from the guitar... ...ant to play music."
Nicolella: Guitar Concerto
Michael Nicolella, guitar
NorthWest Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Spain, conductor
Rijos: En Esta Reunion Cristo esta
Ivan Rijos, guitar
CLOSING THEME/FUNDING CREDITS