Stuart Weber is a classical guitarist and guitar composer living and working in Montana. Not only is Stuart an talented composer, but he’s also a great player and has studied with Christopher Parkening. Stuart Recently sent me a copy of his album The Fifth Row. The premise of The Fifth Row was to record in and explore a variety of old theaters in the Rocky Mountain region. Each track on the CD was recorded in a different theater. The Fifth Row contains arrangements of composers such as Telemann, Weiss and Bartok and original compositions. My personal favorite is Bartok’s Evening at the Villiage in which Stuart has proved himself to be a more than capable arranger. Stuarts own compositions make use of classically oriented forms combined with his unique sense of harmony and line.
Here’s a video of Stuart playing Bouree alla Polacca by George Philipp Telemann: