Category Archives: Stories Behind the Music

Prelude, Sarabande and Gigue from JS Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 (new 2016 edition)

Here’s a video from a recent performance of mine in Weigand Hall on the Marylhurst University Campus for the Portland Classical Guitar Series filmed December 9th, 2016 by videographer John Dimick. Recently Michael Lorimer began reworking his original arrangements of … Continue reading

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All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three with Scott Kritzer

[Please note: All in studio seating has been reserved – no seating available] Each week, All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three, a live broadcast concert showcasing local musicians, arts partners, and visiting artists.  Senior Announcer Robert McBride hosts the lively format … Continue reading

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Guitar Salon with Open Mic featuring Classical Guitarist Scott Kritzer

Scott Kritzer brings decades of performing experience to a series of performance demonstrations called Fireside Chats to be held in the Beaverton First United Methodist Church’s Fireside Room. Kritzer, who often engages his audiences in concert, will discuss the stories behind the … Continue reading

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Der Leiermann by Franz Schubert for Solo Guitar

With the drone of the hurdy-gurdy as its backdrop this arrangement, the final work from Franz Schubert’s epic work Die Winterreise, gives the classical guitarist a chance to play one of the great works from the Romantic period on solo … Continue reading

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The Music of J.S. Bach: Short Reflections

One of the great benefits of being musicians is that our work is associated with trying to understand the music written by brilliant and creative souls like Johann Sebastian Bach. A few weeks ago as I started practicing Bach’s Allemande … Continue reading

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Kritzer Studio Opening and Special Performance

I’d like to invite you to a special Kritzer Studio Gathering on Friday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. Come see my new studio and hear some exciting news regarding the release of my new Method for Classical Guitar. This is … Continue reading

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Playing for Segovia

While studying with Michael Lorimer in a special year-long master class off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina in 1980 I was given the opportunity to play for my teacher’s teacher, Andres Segovia. Maestro Segovia was to be awarded the … Continue reading

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Europe Summer 2011

Here are a couple of slide shows from my recent European performances. It was a dreamlike tour; a week in Bavaria where I was reunited with soprano Janet Chvatal with a cavalcade of performers, (another guitarist, singers and orchestra) in … Continue reading

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Neuschwanstein Castle Performances, Germany 2011

As I sit on the train to my next performance and master class in Rimini, Italy , with the Alps slowly receding into rolling hills and fields, lakes with morning fog holding close, I’d like to capture some of my … Continue reading

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Nessun Dorma, the making for Classical Guitar

It was an odd choice to be sure. Coloratura soprano and my duo partner Janet Chvatal suggested I arrange this piece, the trademark of famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti, from the Opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini. Classical guitarists seemed to be … Continue reading

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