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October 15, 2008 "Philip Hii, Jose Luis Merlin Interviews"
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Tony MorrisPhilipe HiiAmadeus DuoJose Luis Merlin

This week’s program features interviews with Malaysian-born virtuoso and respected pedagogue Philip Hii, and the popular Argentine guitarist/composer Jose Luis Merlin.

The program begins with Germany’s Amadeus Duo’s (Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff) arrangement of Handel’s Chaconne in G, HV435.

In an interview taped in April of 2004, Philip Hii discusses his latest Guitar Solo Publications’ CD and the allure of Chopin’s Nocturnes.

The program continues with up-and-coming young Korean virtuoso Rosa Hyewon Lee’s beautiful recording of Manuel Ponce’s Sonata III for solo guitar.

The life and work of French guitar composer Antoine de Lhoyer (1768-1852) are only now beginning to be widely known. L’hoyer was a military man who fought against the French Revolution, obtained a court position in St. Petersburg, and died in Paris at the age of 84.

Argentine guitarist-composer Jose Luis Merlin discusses the different rhythmic forms of Argentine music, in an interview taped in October of 2004. The program concludes with his Madrid-based flute/oboe/guitar/cello chamber music group, Cuarteto HispanoAmerica performing his very popular work, “Progressiones para Pauline.”

Public Radio Satellite System uplink:
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 1300 Eastern Time digital stereo channel: A68.1

Program ID# 08-D65-00042
Title: Phillip Hi, Jose Luis Merlin Interviews

In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:57


Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)


Handel: Chaconne in G
Amadeus Duo
Hanssler Classic 98.485

Interview with Philip Hii: "Well, the Nocturnes, I think, are very well-placed on the guitar... ... and the melodies, just extremely beautiful."

Chopin: Nocturne No. 21, op. post.
Phillip Hii
GSP 1024

Antoine de Lhoyer: Concerto for guitar op. 16
Philippe Spinosi, guitar
Ensemble Matheus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, cond.
Naive Classic 30396

Ponce: Sonata III
Rosa Hyewon Lee, guitar

Interview with Jose Luis Merlin: "My music reflects a lot of rhythms from Argentina. A lot of people think the only music from Argentina is the tango... ...The Tango is one of 100 different rhythms of Argentina."

Merlin: Progressiones para Pauline
Cuarteto HispanoAmerica
Dos Almas Music




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