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Stephen Dodgson: Guitar Concerto no.1

Stephen Dodgson

Stephen Dodgson

On Saturday 28th April I had the pleasure of performing Stephen Dodgson's first Guitar Concerto in Manchester with the excellent Amaretti Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alex Robinson.

Alex did a terrific job ensuring both the rehearsal and performance ran smoothly. It was a huge honour for me to play the piece, a work I've enjoyed for many years through John Williams' 1968 CBS recording.

Stephen Dodgson, who died in 2013, was a good friend and I was privileged to receive a piece from him: 'Dialogues' for guitar and harpsichord; it was premiered at the Wigmore Hall with my then duo partner Stephen Bell.

updated: 5 months ago