The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

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The members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet — John Dearman, William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant and Andrew York — talk with NPR's Lisa Simeone about their 25 years together and the group's new CD, Guitar Heroes.

LAGQ in Studio 4A

LAGQ in NPR's Studio 4A. Paul Schomer, NPR hide caption

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The quartet has an inspiring and wide-ranging repertoire, and while the guitarists stirive to keep a classical element to their programs, they also like to incorporate other genres.

"We're not a straight-ahead string quartet," says Kanengiser. "We get a nice balance between traditional things and all these new directions we're exploring."

The LAGQ playlist is below:

- El Baile de Luis Alonzo (Gerónimo Giméniz/arr by Pepe Romero)

- Pop (Andrew York)

- Icarus (Ralph Towner/arr. William Kanengiser)

- Hungarian Rhapsody #2 (Liszt)

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