David Leisner: Classics & Discoveries
Internationally renowned classical guitarist David Leisner plays a live concert program with some pieces that are well-known and others that may be new to guitarists. One of the discoveries is the Sonata in b minor by Wenzeslaus Matiegka (1773-1830), an unduly neglected composer that Leisner calls "the Beethoven of the guitar". It's a great addition to the guitar repertoire. Leisner introduces each piece informally and is interviewed during intermission by Andrew Dickenson. The interview covers a number of topics in depth, including some of Leisner's secrets about easing physical tensions while playing the guitar, and his thoughts about the music he's playing and about composition. NTSC all region. 92 minutes.