First guitar heroes
The very first guitar concertos in music history
A chamber music project, guitar with string quartet,
which was the original instrumentation of these early
guitar concertos. The first known work with the title,
Concerto for guitar is B. Vidal’s work from 1793, and
is thus the only guitar concerto from the 18th century.
It was followed by Charles Doisy 1801 and Antoine de
Early Romantic Guitar recital
first generation six string guitar heroes.
Performed on an original Gennaro Fabricatore guitar built in Naples 1830, Runar Kjeldsberg performs some of the most virtuos works written in early 19th century. Composers: F.de Fossa, D. Aguado, M. Giuliani, F. Boildieu
Modern guitar Solo recital
Runar Kjeldsberg performs a classical guitar recital on his modern guitar made by Gernot Wagner. A very varied program with music from several centuries of classical guitar repertoire. Composers: S.L.Weiss, M.Giuliani, L. Berkeley, J. Manén.
With Tyrone Landau:
Runar Kjeldsberg has a long running collaboration with
tenor Tyrone Landau. They have three programs together:
Betsy and Bonaparte
Songs from Napoleons time. Napoleon Bonaparte was
himself a guitarist. Runar Kjeldsberg and tenor Tyrone
Landau performs this entertaining and informative
concert from a very famous person’s life, but from a
slightly different angle than most of us are familiar with.
Music by: F. Carulli, M. Giuliani, D. Puccini, F. Paer
Jose Marin Tonos Humanos
A collection of songs for baroque guitar and voice written
by Jose Marin (1619-1699). Runar Kjeldsberg plays a
copy of the famous Sabionari guitar by Antoni Stradivari
made by Simen Omang.
British 20th century songs
A program of British songs and guitar pieces from the 20th century. A time when there was written a lot of high quality repertoire for the guitar and the voice. Composers: M. Sieber, L. Berkeley, J. Duarte.
With Jacob Cordover:
Early romantic guitar duos
Runar Kjeldsberg teams up with Jacob Cordover.
Together they perform a virtous and exciting program with
composers such as G. Rossini, J. Haydn, F. de Fossa,
M Giuliani and even Mozart himself. Runar and Jacob
shares a passion for historical guitars and they both
have an original early 19th century Italian made guitar,
something that makes the sound of this duo extraordinary.