Drew Henderson plays Paganini Caprices

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson recently released another stellar production on the video, sound, and playing fronts. In this one, he tackles Nicolo Paganini’s demanding 9th violin caprice entitled “The Hunt” in a supremely musical fashion; conjuring the orchestral voices from his wonderful sounding guitar.

Caprice Nº9, Op. 1

And, as an encore, Drew plays Nicolo Paganini’s serene 2nd caprice flawlessly.

Caprice Nº2, Op. 1

Drew Henderson playing Albéniz and Schubert

Here is a new video from Canadian guitar phenomenon, Drew Henderson, performing Isaac Albéniz’s Zambra Granadina. Drew’s playing is beautifully nuanced, crystal clear, and absolutely effortless. The production is wonderful at capturing both the sound of the Martin Blackwell guitar and the warmth of the room.

Before everyone rushes off to check out Drew’s other videos on his youtube channel, here is another great video of him playing Mertz’s arrangement of Schubert’s Lobder Tränen on a hauntingly beautiful romantic guitar by René Lacôte built in 1868.

 

Drew Henderson Playing Bach

I just came across the Canadian guitarist, Drew Henderson, playing the Allegro from Johann Sebastian Bach’s 2nd Violin Sonata, BWV1003. His performance is brilliant on many levels and the fact that he is playing an 8-string guitar allows him to add in bass notes that would otherwise be impossible on a standard 6-string guitar.

And, here is another magical and virtuosic performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Zapateado from Tres piezas Españolas. It seems that Drew does fine on a six-string, too. : )

Hope that inspires you all!