People have loved the sound of plucked strings going back over 3,000 years to the dawn of instrumental music.
How many plucked string instruments can you name? Plucked Strings has lots from Appalachian dulcimer to zither with more than a few guitars and you will hear recordings of them from around the globe.
It’s a varied programme of music from the rich world of the guitar and related instruments, notice of events, live performances, new releases, Guitar Society news, interviews and requests.
Plucked Strings maintains a Diary of plucked strings events on the web and that’s also the place to go to add a gig.
Gentileschi, Orazio Florentine, 1563 – 1639
The Lute Player c. 1612/1620
oil on canvas overall: 143.5 x 129 cm
National Gallery of Art, USA
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund 1962.8.1
Guitar made by Hermann Hauser
Medium:Spruce, rosewood, mahogany, bone or ivory, ebony
Height (At tail): (9.8 cm) Width (Total): (97.7 cm) Depth (Lower bouts): (37 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Credit Line:Gift of Emilita Segovia, Marquessa of Salobreña, 1986 Accession Number:1986.353.1
In some fields us Aussies punch well above our weight on the world stage.
One such example without a doubt is Australian contemporary composers for the classical guitar. Presenter Darryn Santana brings you music from Nigel Westlake’s Shadow Dances, Ross Edwards unique guitar music, the weird and wonderful world of Phillip Houghton and some local Perth talents like Duncan Gardiner and Alan banks, It really does seem we have some knockout talent with unique things to say and and an exciting and original perspective on music and the guitar.
Some names in this edition you may or may not be very familiar with and others I hope you find something new and exciting to sink your teeth into, so stream this playlist for the next hour here on RTRFM 92.1