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Kenneth Keaton
American Record Guide, November 2014

Falla’s Four Spanish Pieces, excerpts from Goyescas, one of Turina’s dances—all sound glorious. This music, these performances, just make one feel good, bathing in beauty. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Terry Robbins
The WholeNote, September 2014

The group’s use of two six-string guitars and two eight-string guitars gives a richness and depth to their sound that is perfectly suited to the music on hand here. There is a virtual absence of fingerboard noise…which fully captures the nuances, sonorities and colour of the playing. © 2014 The WholeNote Read complete review




John Sunier
Audiophile Audition, August 2014

With their brilliant flair for the sound and spirit of Spanish music, the quartet cannot help but shine in this repertory.

The quartet differs from most guitar quartets in employing two eight-string guitars, who add immensely to the exceptional sonorities of the CD. Their foray into Spanish music is highly appropriate, since the guitar is the favorite instrument of Brazil as it is of Spain.

The entire album presents the rich sonic depth, range and spatial layout of most any guitar quartet, but these performers have a special feeling for the Latin-American style and are well-captured in quality sonics. © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review




WQXR (New York), August 2014

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet plays the usual acoustic instruments, to be sure, but also a couple that aren’t the usual: two members play eight-string guitars, held upright like cellos. The result is a heartier sound and an extended range. The quartet, founded in 1999 and highly respected in its native Brazil, has released its sixth album on Delos, focusing on the rich and varied music of Spain. The album’s 18 selections are arrangements of pieces works originally written for piano by the country’s leading composers: Albéniz, Falla, Granados, Rodgrio, Mompou and Turina. Sounds range from the delicate Azulejos by Albeniz to the richly-textured Four Pieces by Rodgrio. © 2014 WQXR (New York)





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