As promised, here is a list of 10 top Generation-X classical guitarists aged between 40 and 55.
I have avoided using the word ‘best’ when referring to this list because of how different folk understand this ascription. Some comments to previous posts are; “there is no ‘best’, just opinions”, and “the best players are those who embrace the ‘new’ compositions”, and “No way! Eliot Fisk is the best because of his innovation and energy”. I guess we could have a shot at determining who the best players are by adopting a comprehensive set of criteria and an impartial assessment methodology, but what’s the point? Certainly, my reason for compiling these lists is to provide reference points, learning opportunities, and listening pleasure.
In the 3rd and final post in this series, I intend to feature another 10 fabulous players 35 years old and under.
Xuefei Yang (41 years old)
Manhã de Carnaval by Luiz Bonfá
Graham Anthony Devine (47 years old)
Gnossienne No. 1 by Erik Satie
Galina Vale (38 years old)
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Russian gypsy song “Otchi chornie”
Gorge Caballero (41 years old)
Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky Korsakov
Paul Galbraith (54 years old)
Bajo La Palmera by Albeniz
Margarita Escarpa (53 years old)
F. TÁRREGA (1852-1909): “Endecha”, “Oremus”, “Capricho Árabe”
Paulo Martelli (52 years old)
Remembrance by Sergio Assad
Matthew McAllister (? Years old)
Scottish Lute Pieces
Amanda Cook (? Years old)
Zalopojka from Balkan Miniatures by Bogdanović
Craig Ogden (? Years old)
Prelude to Lute Suite no.4 BWV.1006a by Bach
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