Since I have been blessed with a father who is a fine luthier, I have had the rare opportunity
to play music on the composer's intended instrument. Appreciating this rare situation as a performing craftsman, I have
endeavored to study the various contemporary techniques, notations, ornamentations, and general performance practices.
Consequently, I have not had to play the various repertoires of the lute, vihuela, classical era guitar, baroque guitar,
etc. exclusively on the guitar.
Samples of my repertoires are listed below.
Classical Guitar Concerti: Concerto Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo; Concierto
in D, Op.99 and Concierto for Two Guitars - Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco; Concertos in D , A and
C - Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra - Walter Watson;
Classical Guitar Solos; Lute Suite #1 in E Minor, Lute Suite #4 in E Major, Chaconne -
J.S.Bach; Suite #10 - Jakob Froberger; Sonatina, Suite Castellana - F. Moreno Torroba;
Cappricho Arabe, Recuerdos de la Alhambra, many small pieces - Francisco Tarrega; Preludes, Etudes,
Choros - Heitor Villa-Lobos; Leyenda - Isaac Albeniz; Many works by Fernando Sor, Agustin
Barrios, Pernambucco - - - Actually, I've been at this for 40 years so I've done far more than I can list here.
Baroque Guitar: several suites and pieces composed by Robert de Visee, Remy Medard,
Gaspar Sanz, etc.
Vihuela: especially works by Luys Milan and Alonso Mudarra
Classical Era Guitar: an all-American concert, predominantly works by Justin Holland,
and many parlor works
Renaissance Lute: I've concentrated on English composers, especially John Dowland and
Daniel Bachelar; and various Italians such as Giovanni Terzi, Dalza and Bossenensis
Since 2010, due to a neurological condition and osteoarthritis, I have been unable to play
many instruments, including
classical guitar and renaissance lute. Since my left hand is less affected, I can still play with a plectrum.