Audiophile Audition author John Sunier gives the Brazilian Guitar Quartet Box Set a Five-Star Review:
“I wasn’t aware there had been five Brazilian Guitar Quartet CDs so far. We gave their Bach Orchestral Suites CD a rave review back in 2000. There are now a number of guitar quartets active worldwide, but the Brazilian Guitar Quartet won a Latin Grammy last year for Best Classical Album, for their CD of all Villa-Lobos works—included in this boxed set. They create mostly their own arrangements, and in the Bach Suites it almost sounds as if the pieces were originally composed for this instrumentation. They also play with great clarity and accuracy, and are well-recorded by Delos. This set puts their entire recorded catalog at your fingertips at a bargain price.
“Encantamento will familiarize you with some of the fine works by various Brazilian composers, in excellent arrangements for the guitar quartet. We made their Essencia Do Brasil one of our Best of the Year discs in 1999, saying it was “an ideal synthesis of brightness and reverie…”, and here is our review of their other single-composer CD, their unique arrangement of the complete Iberia of Isaac Albeniz, which almost sounds as if writing for four guitars rather than solo piano.
“If you’re a fan of guitar quartets, or any sort of quartets or aggregations of similar instruments (as I am) you should have this terrific 5-CD set in your library.” — John Sunier, Audiophile Audition
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