2020 Recordings: Music for Guitar

Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco / News /
Castelnuovo-Tedesco 2019-2020 Guitar CDs

Year upon year, guitarists around the world explore the compositions of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and to bring them to life in new recordings. 2019 brought important monograph CDs by Angelo Marchese and Giacomo Palazzesi, the release of a pair of two exceptional recordings of the Guitar Quintet (one by Sharon Isbin and the Pacifica Quartet and the other by Jason Vieaux and the Escher Quartet), and many more.  In 2020 guitarists continued to interpret Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s masterworks on their latest recordings.


  • Giuseppe Buscemi and Gianni Bicchierini, the Antipodes Duo, perform the Fantasia for guitar and piano on Dances & Dreams: Dances, Fantasias, and Serenades for Guitar and Piano (Da Vinci Classics);
  • Marisa Minder’s debut CD includes the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Quintet, performed with violinists Dmitry Smirnov and Yaryna Tyno; cellist Eléonore Willi, and violist Alexander Zemtsov (Naxos);
  • Nicolò Spera and the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir capture the unique beauty of the Romancero Gitano on their CD, Music for Guitar and Choir (Brilliant Classics).



  • Peter and Zoltan Katona,  known as The Katona Twins, include several excerpts from Les Guitares Bien Temperées on their CD Hollywood & Swing (Solo Musica).

If we’ve somehow missed your recent recording project,  please reach out to us at mctcomposerinfo@gmail.com and let us know about it.

Thank you to the artists, and happy new year to all!