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John Duarte
Gramophone, February 2000

"There is little that is unusual in the content of the programme; what is unusual is the standard of its performance. This is one of the finest records of guitar playing I have encountered in many years. It is of star quality in every respect and, given the stylistic range and difficulty of the music, that is an accolade not to be taken lightly."

Douglas Back
American Record Guide, January 2000

"A brilliant debut recording on the Naxos Laureate Series by Italian guitarist Franco Platino. Platino was the winner of he Stotsenberg International Competition and the Naxos recording prize at the 1997 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition

"Platino has a beautiful sound and plays with crisp articulation and sensitive phrasing. An extremely expressive player, his virtuosity is apparent but never pushed."

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