image for Music - Classical item typeEmerging Artists?: The European Guitar at St Mary's Church

Music - Classical, Wed 18 Mar 2020


Barnes Music Festival


Church Road,
SW13 9HL


Award winning guitarist, Michael Butten, presents a programme spanning the continent of Europe and five centuries. Beginning with l6th century lute works by British lutenist John Dowland, the journey continues to transcriptions from romantic Spanish piano works by Isaac Albeniz and J.S. Bach’s transcendental Chaconne, as well as an Italian work in the popular operatic style of the early 19th century by Luigi Legnani, before local Barnes composer Stephen Dodgson’s Fantasy Divisions closes the recital. The programme shows the versatility and breadth of music that the can be played on the classical guitar, a far cry from the chords and accompaniment that is most known for in popular music in the last century.

Michael Butten’s recent successes include 2nd Prize at the 2019 GFA Int. Concert Artist Competition, 1st prize at Pleven Guitar Competition 2018, the Bach prizes at the 2018 and 2019 Hubert Kappel Guitar Competition and his Radio 3 debut.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 18 Mar 2020 13:00


Tickets £10.00



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