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David Vernier
ClassicsToday.com, January 2016

…you’ll find the performances technically assured, interpretively nuanced yet free of mannerism, and very carefully, expertly balanced across registers and between voices. In other words, these are very fine realizations that lovers of Bach and the guitar will appreciate. © 2016 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



Kenneth Keaton
American Record Guide, January 2016

These are fine transcriptions, brilliantly played. The faster movements are played with infectious rhythmic energy and joy. Ornaments sparkle like firecrackers, and some of the slower movements are simply ravishing—listen to the sarabande from the second suite and be awashed in beauty! © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Raymond Tuttle
Fanfare, January 2016

Dynamic levels are nicely varied throughout, as are textures, …the Sarabande in the Second Suite is beautifully grave and dignified. Articulation is very clean and clear, and the clarity is enhanced by a modest (i.e., not “ping-pong”-like) separation of the two performers across the stereo sound stage. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Pacal Proust
Guitare Classique, December 2015

Danijel Cerović and Goran Krivokapić have brilliantly taken the challenge of this ambitious project with quality arrangements, in which the guitars are harmoniously conversing. The original aspect of the keyboard pieces remains when listening, while honoring a way of playing specific to the guitar. The performance is flawless and accurate… This CD is then a must-have, and next volume is eagerly awaited. © 2015 Guitare Classique



Brian Wigman
Classical Net, November 2015

…both men play extremely well, and are quite naturally captured within the sonic picture. © 2015 Classical Net Read complete review




WGBH, November 2015

Though Bach spent his life within a remarkably limited geographical area, his knowledge of various contemporary baroque styles was indeed expansive. In arrangements of three of his six English Suites, originally written for keyboard, the Montenegrin Guitar Duo translates Bach’s mastery of encompassing several musical styles within a single work through a new, refreshing instrumental texture. © 2015 WGBH



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, November 2015

The scintillating performances by Krivokapić and Cerović [capture] the living spirit of Bach’s dance-inflected music without any fussiness, so that they seem as vital today as when Bach first wrote them. © 2015 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, September 2015

Bach has always come in many shapes and sizes, and now we have the first three English Suites—the others are scheduled to follow—in guitar duo arrangements. It is the work of the performers on this highly attractive release who remain true to the spirit of the original keyboard score, with much of the writing to remain untouched, while the textures created come close to that of a harpsichord. The work’s title is misleading, as these are French influenced scores imbued with the stately dance of the 18th century, its name arising, in all probability, from the visit of an English man who received the score from Bach. It is not overly difficult music to perform on the keyboard, though the fast movements, such the Prelude to the Second and Third Suites, will test virtuoso guitarists as notes whizz past at a mercurial speed. Indeed the performances as a whole buzz with vivacity, and though there is a sense of interplay between instruments, the integration of the Montenegrins is so perfect you often have the feeling that just one performer is involved. Individually they have been multi-award winners, their coming together having inspired many contemporary works to be written for them. To place their immaculate performances on disc, they travelled to Canada to work with the world’s top guitar recording team.The result is an essential purchase for guitar buffs, and equally for those wishing to enjoy refreshingly new Bach perspectives. © 2015 David’s Review Corner





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