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Duets With Spanish Guitar
Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri, Martin Ruderman
Duets With Spanish Guitar
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, Classical
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A Prize Winner!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At the first Grammy Awards in 1959, Salli Terri was nominated for Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist, along with Callas, Tebaldi, and Ferrell (Tebaldi won). The album did win the Grammy for Best Engineered Classical Record, a honor richly deserved as evidenced by the glorious sound of this CD.I think a review in the May, 1958 issue of Hi-Fi & Music Review says it best: "...a prize winner in my collection. Laurindo Almeida's guitar playing captures the keen poignancy and rhythmic elan of Brazilian music with superb assurance and taste. He is joined by an excellent flutist, Martin Ruderman...and a mezzo-soprano whose velvet voice and astonishing flexibility has hardly an equal at present...Salli Terri. She sings Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 with a sinuousness and ecstasy which make this the finest modern version."It is no wonder that Villa-Lobos himself called this the best recorded version of his composition...and 45 years after its original release, it stands the test of time. A prize winner, indeed!"
Incomplete compilation
Weed ( | London, England | 08/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"why did not EMI make this a definitive CD release of the 3 classic Laurindo Almeida / Salli Terri LPs? - eg not one of Salli Terri's songs from the second album are included - how disappointing that some of the most beautiful guitar duets ever recorded are no longer available - incomprehensible!"
An all-time romantic classic
Basil J. Whiting | Brooklyn, New York United States | 12/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this as an LP in a coffee shop in Monterey, CA, just before proposing to my wife. I gave it to her as a wedding present and we wore it out playing it so much. Now I have finally found it on CD. It is (and always has been) composed of double duets, guitar and soprano and guitar and flute. It is hauntingly beautiful and extraordinarily performed. You will find its themes running through your mind for days after hearing it. This is an all time classic to give to your best lovers and friends."