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Alan Rinehart has over 45 years experience as a professional classical guitarist with many contributions to the guitar world as a performer, teacher, and music editor. Upon completing university he studied lute repertoire and technique in London, England at the Early Music Centre.

From 1983 to 2003 he was a faculty member of the music schools at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College. He recently had the honour of performing for their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their 2016 Royal Tour visit to BC.

Rinehart has released seven solo albums and one with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet, to international critical praise. His sixth solo album, VERDI’S GUITAR (RR7975), was chosen by Classical Guitar Magazine as one of the top 10 recordings of the year. DREAMS LAID DOWN (RR7996), his seventh, was released in 2018.

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Albums

Sylvius Leopold Weiss

Release Date: September 24, 2021
Catalog Number: RR8056
Baroque
Solo Instrumental
Guitar
The lute often conjures images of medieval bards and travelling troubadours, but the instrument’s repertoire extends long beyond the Dark Ages. On SYLVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS, guitarist and lutist Alan Rinehart pays tribute to the composer’s legacy of the high Baroque, bringing to light a collection of works that were overshadowed by the keyboard works of his contemporaries. The album exemplifies the genre’s complexity, with travelling basslines, intricate melodies, and pleasant harmony. As Rinehart’s fingers explore the frets, they bring to life the quintessential beauty and liveliness of Baroque’s climactic period and shine light on Weiss’s oft-overlooked repertoire.
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Dreams Laid Down

Release Date: September 14, 2018
Catalog Number: RR7996
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Guitar
DREAMS LAID DOWN brings to life the works of several acclaimed composers, evoking a tender, reflective atmosphere. Inspired by sources from the Beatles to the poetry of Rinehart’s wife, the album creates an intimate aural experience that is as personal to the listener as it is to the artist himself. The title track, composed by Michael Karmon, is named after a book of poems by Rinehart’s wife Janice Notland. Karmon animated six of her poems with thoughtful, evocative compositions.
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Verdi’s Guitar

Release Date: October 13, 2017
Catalog Number: RR7975
Romantic
Solo Instrumental
Guitar
Ravello Records proudly presents VERDI’S GUITAR, an album by guitarist Alan Rinehart made up of six fantasies for solo guitar by 19th-century composer guitarist/composer Josef (Johann) Kaspar Mertz. Each fantasy is based on an opera of the great Giuseppe Verdi, including such famous works as Nabucco, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata.
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