Lee Edward Zimmer

Fresco 1 Op. 52

Composed by

Bryan Johanson (circa. 1985)


This was the "set piece" for the G.F.A. guitar competition 1985, which means I had approximately a month to learn it. Although I didn't place well in the competition, I had the nice opportunity to talk with the composer about the piece and particularly about the interpretation, or lack thereof, being presented by the finalists. I thought more could be done with the piece and asked him if I could send him a recording of my performance of it. Shortly after sending the tape, I received a very positive letter back from the composer in which he criticized, but mostly supported my interpretation, and congratulated me on a job well done. This also marks the last of my classical recording sessions at the Church.