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On July 9, 2021 Naxos released Double Echo-New Guitar Concertos from the Americas, a disc that includes concertos written for David Tanenbaum by Aaron Jay Kernis and Roberto Sierra. Also on the disc is the Double Concerto for guitar and bandoneon by Astor Piazzolla, as well as first recordings of two smaller works of Aaron Jay Kernis, his Soliloquy for solo guitar, written for David Tanenbaum’s 60th birthday, and Kernis’ arrangement of his own piano piece Lullaby for violin and guitar.

Bonus tracks available to stream only are the two movements of Village Music by Dušan Bogdanovic, also dedicated to Tanenbaum.

Here’s the BBC review:

And the link to the disc, which is on the Naxos bestseller’s page:

On March 12, 2021 New Focus records in New York released As She Sings, a recording of five works written for David Tanenbaum over a 44 year span, from his father Elias Tanenbaum’s solo piece Music for Guitar (1972) to Sérgio Assad’s Shadows and Light (2016). In between the disc includes Games (2002) by Dušan Bogdanovi? for mezzo soprano, guitar, flute, bass and 2 percussion players on ceramic gongs; Five Pieces for Guitar and Live Electronics (2007) by Ronald Bruce Smith, and the title track, As She Sings (1999), by John Anthony Lennon.

Recent News

Other Pandemic Activities:

On November 12, 2020 David Tanenbaum appeared in a virtual gala put on by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, accompanying the renowned soprano Deborah Voigt in a new arrangement of Moon River, made for the occasion by Sérgio Assad.

Soon to be released on You Tube, David Tanenbaum will be part of a large virtual orchestra of guitarists playing with soloist Yo-Yo Ma in Sérgio Assad’s piece The Walls.


On September 24 David Tanenbaum plays Segoviana (1957)by Darius Milhaud in a Mills College celebration of that composer’s works.

From September 27-Oct 3 David Tanenbaum will be in Bologna Italy judging the 5th Biasini International Guitar Competition.

On Oct. 22 Omni Concerts will present four San Francisco Conservatory of Music faculty members in Maestros of 50 Oak Street 

Naxos will release David Tanenbaum’s recording of the complete guitar works of Sofia Gubaidulina, including the first recording of her solo Toccata, in June 2015.

October 6, 2012

Roberto Sierra: Of Discoveries
Concerto for two guitars with Marc Teicholz
Nicole Paiement, conductor
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Out Of The Blue

The San Francisco Classical Voice has posted a review of The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players‘ concert on February 23, 2009 at the Herbst Theatre. The concert featured David Tanenbaum on his specially-tuned National Steel guitar, performing Terry Riley’s Quando cosas malas caen del cielo (When bad things fall from the sky).

Out Of The Blue by Jeff Dunn @