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: Don Doyle, poet, Credit: Don Doyle
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Platero y Yo” for guitar and narrator (based on text by Nobel Prize ...

Bought by KTXK, WICR, Interlochen Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Christopher Parkening, Credit: Christopher Parkening
This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features new music by Eduardo Angulo from Mexico, Uruguayan composer Leo Masliah, and Frank Wallace ...

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  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Christopher Berg, Credit: Christopher Berg
This week’s edition of CGA! features three world premieres and interviews with lutenist Christopher Berg, guitarist Terry Muska, and guitarist-comp...

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  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Agustin Barrios Mangoré as Nitsuga Mangoré , Credit: Agustin Barrios Mangoré
In honor of the 132nd anniversary of his birth, this week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features a tribute to singularly extraordinary Parag...

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  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 37
Caption: David Mallamud, Credit: David Mallamud
This week’s program features Debussy, Dyens, and an interview with American composer David Mallamud who talks about his humorous virtuoso encore pi...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Anne Gastinel, Credit: Anne Gastinel
This week’s program features a world premiere recording of American composer Walter Ross’s “Concerto for Flute and Guitar,” the extraordinary Luxe...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Stephen Funk Pearson, Credit: GSP Records
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features an interview with American composer and guitarist Stephen Funk Pearson, and music by Richar...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 37
Caption: Duo Melis, Credit: Duo Melis
This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features interviews with Australian composer Shaun Rigney, and Duo Melis’s Susana Prieto (Spain) and...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Xuefei Yang, Credit: Xuefei Yang
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features interviews with Xuefei Yang, whose concerto disc has just been released on EMI, and Tali Ro...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 39
Caption: Radames Gnattali, Credit: Radames Gnattali
This week’s program features music from around the world, including works from Japan, Puerto Rico, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Estonia, and Argentina...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Julien Labro and Jason Vieaux, Credit: Julien Labro and Jason Vieaux
This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music and interviews with the bandoneon and guitar duo of Julen Labro and Jason Vieux, and ...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Eden Stell Duo, Credit: Eden Stell Duo
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features music by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Radames Gnattali, and jazz composer Bjorn Al...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Susan McDonald, Credit: Susan McDonald
This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features interviews with guitarist Susan MacDonald, who discusses how performing for patients at MD ...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Johannes Moller, Credit: Johannes Moller
This week’s program features an interview with the young Swedish guitarist Johannes Moller, winner of the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America competi...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Pepe Romero, Credit: Pepe Romero
This week’s program features an interview and live studio performance by Pepe Romero, recorded at the KMFA studios in October 2013, and music by Ca...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Kaare Norge, Credit: Kaare Norge
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! is titled “Views from Abroad”, and features interviews with the guitar duo of Laura Oltman and Mich...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 37
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This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive features a recording by Spanish guitarist Javier Riba (Albeniz) and also music by Hovhaness, Maximo D...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: David Russell, Credit: David Russell
This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music for Thanksgiving, and an interview with Grammy winner David Russell, who talks about ...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:42
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Guitarist Dale Kavanagh, Credit: courtesy Amadeus Duo
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive features music inspired by folk music and an interview with Canadian guitarist Dale Kavanagh.

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2009
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 25
Caption: Brasil Guitar Duo, Credit: Brasil Guitar Duo
This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features an interview with Brasil Guitar Duo member Douglas Lora and music by Kapsberger, Bach, Elme...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:42
  • Purchases: 12