Guitaromanie: Vivifying rare 19th century guitar works
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
'Guitaromanie’ was a phrase coined by Charles de Marescot to describe the phenomenal popularity and fashionability of guitar in the early 19th century. In this delightful program, Australian guitarist Jonathan Paget seduces us with the delicate colours of the early Romantic guitar on period instruments in a program exploring hidden gems of the repertoire — from Diabelli, to Mertz, and Coste(among others). Jonathan performs on replica instruments constructed by luthier Simon Rovis-Hermann.
This work comprised a solo recital tour performed at Melba Hall at the University of Melbourne on 11 May 2018, the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University on 17 May 2018 and at The North Perth Lesser Town Hall on 28 April 2018.