David Russell, one of the greatest exponents of new compositions for the guitar, returns to 92Y in a program that traces the development of the instrument’s repertoire. Beginning with a selection of lute songs by the English lutenist and composer John Dowland, he moves to works of Johann Sebastian Bach before pieces by Vicente Asencio, whose works were championed by the great Andrés Segovia. Finally, Russel performs the world premiere of Phyllis’s Portrait, composed by master guitarist Sergio Assad and written in memory of their mutual friend, Phyllis Bolton.
“A talent of extraordinary dimension.”
The New York Times