Monday, 13 January 2020

Bach to the Beatles: Miloš on tour

Miloš - (Photo Melanie Gomez Photography)
Miloš - (Photo Melanie Gomez Photography)
The classical guitarist Miloš is currently embarking on a solo recital tour, taking in venues from Manchester to London, performing at the Stoller Hall, Manchester on 15 January 2020 and ending the tour at the Wigmore Hall on 25 January, taking in Malvern (17/1), Stoke-on-Trent (18/1), Birmingham (21/1) and Perth (23/1) in between. 

The programme starts with Bach's Lute Suite, BWV997,  a work which commentators are in some disagreement about as it may have been intended for a keyboard type instrument. The programme continues with two of Granados' Danzas españolas, Albéniz's Asturias and Villa Lobos' Five Preludes. The Granados and Albéniz are arrangements of piano pieces (all from the 1890s) as frustratingly for guitarists these two Spanish composers wrote little or nothing for the guitar. Miloš will also be performing a group of Beatles arrangements to complete the programme.

Born Miloš Karadaglic in Montenegro, Miloš has become a major force in the classical guitar; he premiered Joby Talbot's guitar concerto ink Dark Moon at the BBC Proms in 2018 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and he will be returning to the concerto during the 2019/20 season. Though his career has not been without setbacks, and a hand injury in forced him to stop playing during the 2017/18 season.

Full details from Miloš' website.

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