A treasury of the classical guitar: as a solo and concerto instrument, and as a partner to other instruments, in music from Europe and Latin America that spans five centuries. This box assembles all releases from the ground-breaking series, Panorama de la guitare,which showcased luminaries of the guitar’s ‘new golden age’ in the 1960s and 70s. Most of these recordings are making their first appearance on CD, and all have been remastered from the original tapes in 24bit/96kHz, revealing the sound of the instrument in its true intimacy and beauty.
Although there are thousands of great classical guitar songs, a few of them stand out from the crowd… a few that captivate audiences and inspire standing ovations… a few that hold a place deep within the heart of every classical guitarist. This is a list of the top 10 best, solo, classical guitar songs.
Overall, the musicianship here is wonderful. The Claude Quartet plays with precision and feeling, and in lock step. Nuances (subtle dynamics, etc.) have been captured in fuller fidelity than in the original recording, making this an interesting listen. Of course, when you've heard one recording hundreds of time, the first time listening to a new one will seem a bit jarring at times, when the differences are at their greatest - but I'll not place any value on that - it's just different.