Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire. These efforts have already resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes from various countries, all of which demonstrate the originality of his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging Classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire. Following the tremendous success of his transcriptions of Haydn piano sonatas for guitar, Paul Galbraith has embarked on the even more ambitious project of transcribing Mozart keyboard works for his unique eight-string instrument. Palo Alto will be the last stop on a U.S. tour, including New York City and Washington DC, in which he premieres a program that juxtaposes the new Mozart transcriptions with thoughtfully matched Bach cello and lute works.
All Saint's Episcopal Church (View)
555 Waverley St
Palo Alto, CA 94301