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Classical Guitar Magazine, February 2013

[This] robust and vivid playing…makes for an impressive and mature offering from a guitarist still several years short of completing his third decade. © Classical Guitar Magazine



Kenneth Keaton
American Record Guide, January 2013

…Bulat…has plenty of technique; and where fireworks are needed, he can deliver. Stjjepan Sulek is a fellow Croatian, and his Troubadours Three is a charming, melodic set in three movements.

Bulat delivers a fine performance…Particularly fine is the final passacaglia…It’s a remarkable end to a fine performance. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide online



David Denton
David's Review Corner, September 2012

Srdjan Bulat, the Croatian-born winner of Benecasim’s 2011 Tarrega International Guitar Competition, has chosen an attractive programme of repertoire sweetmeats. The disc opens with the most intrinsically beautiful performances I have heard of Rodrigo’s Junto al Generalife, unhurried and perfectly paced, the strings caressed in the most ideal acoustic…the Capricho arabe, is pleasingly played. Though little known internationally, the Croatian violinist and conductor, Stjepan Sulek, was also a prolific composer, his The Troubadors Three from 1982 having already featured in the Naxos Laureate Series—as have most of the works on the disc. It is in the format of pleasing mainstream Spanish music of yesteryear. A quite relaxed performance of Albeniz’s Mallorca, and I like his serene approach to Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland, one of the great 20th century works written for the guitar, its avoidance of cliches being its major contribution…Nice clean-cut playing throughout and a warm sound that retains admirable transparency. With the world awash with outstanding guitarists, the quality of this superb Canadian recording gives Bulat an admirable worldwide introduction. © 2012 David’s Review Corner




Christie Grimstad
ConcertoNet.com, August 2012

The immeasurable talent of Srdjan Bulat is sheer delight.

Srdjan Bulat graces his strings during the diminutive compositions of Francisco Tárrega, each with a distinct attitude and aura. Most familiar is the Capricho arabe, and Bulat delivers an exceptional interpretation of Tárrega’s work. Many artists push the tempo too quickly, but in Sulat’s case he holds back, allowing the Moorish diction to permeate with heightened sensuality and exotica.

The CD’s finale sidetracks to another realm: Benjamin Britten’s coeval extrapolation of John Downland’s lute…but Bulat emphasizes Britten’s demonstrative notes with unparalleled vibrancy…it is amazingly formulated by Mr. Bulat.

The album’s finishing touches equate to excellence, sophistication and clean élan. © 2012 Concerto.Net.com Read complete review





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