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Raymond Tuttle
Fanfare, November 2018

…The Montenegrin Guitar Duo’s arrangements are faithful, and no liberties have been taken with the score, other than to perform the music on the “wrong” instruments. If anything, as I noted last time, the performers might have embellished the repeated material more than they do, as doing so certainly is an accepted practice.

If you acquired the first volume, you will want the second, and if you acquire neither, you are missing out. © 2018 Fanfare Read complete review



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, September 2018

Cerović and Krivokapić do some of their best work in the concluding Gigue in No. 6, with sensational trills at strategic points adding to the excitement of the perpetual-motion rhythms. These very attractive arrangements of the English Suites, evidently made by the artists themselves, should be taken up by performing duos everywhere. © 2018 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



Bradley Lehman
American Record Guide, September 2018

The duo made their own arrangement. The compositions are transposed by a fourth or fifth to make them more suitable for guitars. Tempos are mostly fast, but never too fast for plenty of vigorous inflection in the melodic lines. There is a convincing French-styled swing of rhythms in the allemandes and courantes. Harpsichordists and pianists could envy the level of involvement on display here. © 2018 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Terry Robbins
The WholeNote, September 2018

There’s some superb guitar playing on J. S. Bach English Suites Nos.4-6 Arranged for Two Guitars by the Montenegrin Guitar Duo of Goran Krívokapić and Danijel Cerović (Naxos 8.573676).

The excellent transcriptions are an absolute delight; the playing is warm and bright, with accuracy, agility, articulation, definition and clarity, all beautifully captured by the top-level Naxos team of Norbert Kraft and Bonnie Silver at the St. John Chrysostom Church in Newmarket.

Volume 1 of this outstanding two-CD set is available on Naxos (8.573473). © 2018 The WholeNote



William Yeoman
Gramophone, August 2018

The second volume in the Montenegrin Guitar Duo’s complete English Suites is every bit as good as the first, with Goran Krivokapic´ and Danijel Cerovic´ divvying up the left and right-hand keyboard parts of the Suites Nos 4-6 while allowing for frequent swapping of parts. The precision of ensemble, the clarity of articulation, the rhythmic vitality and the exuberant ornamentation recall the Bach-playing of Presti and Lagoya and the Assad Brothers, while adopting a more subtle approach to those changes in timbre and colours so idiomatic to the classical guitar. © 2018 Gramophone  Read complete review on Gramophone



David Denton
David's Review Corner, May 2018

Following on the first highly acclaimed disc of Bach’s English Suites in arrangements for guitar duo from the performers of the Balkan state of Montenegro. As I commented when reviewing the first three Suites, they have remained true to the spirit of the original scores, with much of the writing untouched, and in essence these come closer to the sound of a harpsichord than modern piano versions. On the other hand the works are not unduly challenging to a keyboard performer, but for the guitar duo the fast movements require playing of virtuoso quality, and, with two performers involved—Goran Krivokapić and Danijel Cerovic—the interweaving of the parts to create Bach’s one keyboard part is fiendishly difficult, and I guess the four days of recording speaks volumes of the Montenegrin’s desire for total perfection. In addition, they play the works at tempos that we imagine Bach had in mind, so that in the Gigue finales they have the music whizzing along. For guitar buffs these are two absolutely totally essential discs beautifully recorded in Canada. © 2018 David’s Review Corner





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