The very latest!
News, new works, new CDs:
I have just won the Matt Withers' 2022 Australian Music Composition
Competition. This will result in a new guitar duo for Matt and fellow
guitarist Callum Henshaw to play, called "Hanging in the Balance". You
can read more in Limelight -
Have a listen to the new guitar solo I wrote for Stephanie Jones - Beneath a River of Stars. It was only
released last year but has already racked up close to 40K views.
Thanks Stephanie! Watch it
During that "Covid" year, I worked on updating several very early guitar
"fugues" and collected them into a set called - So You Want to Play
a Fugue?. Just the thing for a guitarist in isolation! These are
short studies in counterpoint mostly in the style of Bach. My good
friend and colleague Peter Constant has recorded a few of them
Guitar Trek's most recent release is "Bluetongue". Check-out my
latest quartet on it called, Five Tails in Cold Blood - NAXOS see
Another exciting worldwide release, my Sonata of Forgotten Dreams -
on Tim Kain's new solo CD "Forgotten Dreams" also on NAXOS. See
Here for more info, previews and to order.
Also check-out Suite Latina,
Oliver Fartach-Naini's new CD
with suites for solo guitar by me, Maximo Diego Pujol and Hector
Another release, Bach in the Dark - Consonance
CD has my Bach Constructs & other Bach inspired works.
See my NEWS page. Or click
Here to order.
My most recent chamber work Shorelines was commissioned by Matt
Withers & the Acacia Quartet. This piece for guitar & string quartet
was premiered on the 18 August 2018 at the National Aboretum in Canberra with
further performances in Sydney & at the Melbourne International Guitar
Festival. Live performance
CD Imaginations available
With the Sydney Guitar Trio - Raff and Janet.
"Richard Charlton is producing some of the most inspired and accessible guitar works of the present era" - an extract from a review in the UK magazine, Classical Guitar.
Checkout my Podcast interview with Simon Powis:
Watch some YouTube videos of my music:
TANGO IN THE RAIN - performed by my good friend and
colleague Giuseppi Zangari.
- quintet for guitar & strings played by Matt Withers and Acacia Quartet
THE BLACK COCKATOO
(flying alone) - played by Australian guitarist Stephanie Jones.
Also see her "lesson" on how to perform this work on the Tonebase
BLACK OPAL PRELUDE - listen to Anton Baranov, 2013 GFA winner from Russia.
CANTILENA - a tutorial on one of my pieces currently in AMEB
Grade 3, then watch me play it -
BERCEUSE - check-out this very artistic version by Chinese guitarist Wu Di
PARTIAL ECLIPSE, performed by 100 young guitarists in the '2014 Who's Next' Festival in Schouwburg Almere, Netherlands. Conducted by Peter Constant
Go to my "LISTEN & PLAY" page for more sound files or go to my "ORDER" page to buy music . . .
Richard Charlton is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading guitarist/composers.
His works have been recorded and performed by many leading Australian and international players.
Richard's music combines a love of melody with a keen sense of harmonic and formal structure - music "to entice ear as well as the intellect"