Classical guitarist David Russell polishes old musical gems
The widely-acclaimed classical guitarist David Russell says centuries-old solo pieces still appeal to young audiences today, despite a very crowded music market.
The audience is drawn in by a good musician's interpretation and personality, he told the BBC. But the performer's style of playing should also correspond to current tastes, he said.
He is currently working on a new CD of Baroque music, from the period 1600-1750, featuring works by the German composer and lute-player Silvius Leopold Weiss, a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Here he plays an excerpt from Bach's Choral from Cantata 147.
04 May 2011
- From the section Entertainment & Arts