Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Keyword Search
 Classical Music Home > Naxos Album Reviews

Album Reviews

See latest reviews of other albums...

David Hurwitz, April 2018

Timo Korhonen plays all of these works with the requisite virtuosity, finesse, and an absolute minimum of squeaks and slides across the frets that make so many guitar recordings such a chore to listen to. His tone (especially in the slow movement of the concerto and in Iberia’s Evocación) has a fullness and clarity that, like the sound of a great harpsichord, overcomes the instrument’s natural lack of sustaining power, and his choice of tempos, both fast and slow, binds the notes together into long, elegant phrases. He’s also magnificently recorded—never artificially forward yet perfectly balanced against an orchestra that in turn never sounds inhibited or dynamically compromised. Indeed, there are several climaxes on this disc that will give your sound system abundant opportunity to strut its stuff, thanks to a Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under Tuomas Ollila that always knows when it’s time to hold back and when it should really cut loose. I doubt that there’s a better played, better recorded, more musically varied and appealing guitar and orchestra disc in the catalog. Magnificent! © 2018 Read complete review

William Zagorski
Fanfare, November 2002

“Helsinki,”…is an awe-inspiring work that is eons removed from Brouwer’s Caribbean-inflected pieces, and one that shows him to be a significant contemporary voice…he is an eclectic…his personal voice is never absent…his purely technical skills, especially in the Albeniz transcriptions where he not only pays homage to their tradition, but sheds new light upon them. © 2002 Fanfare Read complete review on Fanfare

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group