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The Classical Guitar Perfection of David Russell

Guitarist David Russell and his wife Maria.
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Guitarist David Russell and his wife Maria.

Guitarist David Russell recently stopped by NPR to perform live in Studio 4A and chat with NPR's Lisa Simeone. The Scottish-born artist, one of the leading guitarists on the classical music curcuit, has released nine CDs on the Telarc label and tours extensively.

Russell performs four pieces: "Alms for the Love of God by Paraguayan composer Augustin Barrios (1885-1944); Dance No. 5 by Enrique Granados (1867-1916); "Se Ella Preguntar" by Brazilian composer Dilermando Reis (1916-1977) and "Spanish Serenade" Joaquin Malats (1872-1912).

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Lisa Simeone
Lisa Simeone hosts WDAV's nationally syndicated World of Opera and Spoleto Chamber Music 2010. She also hosts The Grainger Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series and the internationally syndicated documentary series Soundprint. Lisa has more than 25 years experience in radio and television, including stints with All Things Considered, Performance Today, Weekend Edition and The Metropolitan Opera.