The 8-String Romantic Guitar
Now in its 9th year, the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival continues to bring the very best of the international classical guitar to Kolkata. In 2018 the festival will feature musicians from Spain, Italy, Portugal, England, Sweden, Brussels and Hungary performing solo and duo classical guitar concerts. Concert 2: The 8-String Romantic Guitar Friday 14 Dec, 8-9 pm Artiste: Raphaella Smits Raphaella Smits plays worldwide in her unique way on eight-string guitars and historical instruments. This concert is on a special guitar designed for her by John Gilbert in 1980. The repertoire contains the best of Raphaella’s repertoire, focussing on Baroque (Purcell, Telemann, and Bach’s Chaconne) but also includes a suite by the Ponce which though written in the 20th century pays tribute to the suites by Bach and his contemporaries.