Variety can really be the spice of life!
Conrad | Stellenbosch, South Africa | 06/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is claimed that certain kinds of music stimulates some brain waves which helps students and people working on intellectually demanding tasks to concentrate. This collection of guitar and lute favorites certainly seems to do that, creating a very pleasant restful atmosphere. But this CD is much more. Turn the volume up and it becomes a superb acoustic experience in which to immerse yourself. The compilers did an excellent job in choosing memorable pieces. Bach, Vivaldi, Paganini and the Spanish composers are all there. Perhaps the best point of this album (apart from the price) is the opportunity it allows to compare and enjoy a variety of styles in composers and performers. While it is surprising to find that brilliant guitar virtuoso's like Julian Bream, John Williams and Narcisso Yepes were not included, Simon Wynberg, Carlos Montoya and the others are excellent. Several pieces have the guitar playing with an orchestra or with the piano. This is very pleasing and enhances the rich melodies. There are several other excellent compilations of guitar music available from Amazon, but the variety of content and styles on this CD is unique. Buy it! Also look for the dozen or so others in this "25 Favorites" series. In terms of value for money this is probably the best musical bargain around. The several that I have heard are all excellent quality in choice and performances. But lock them away, your friends and colleagues will comment favourably and at this price you may be tempted to give them away. On the other hand: do that!"
Not everyone's cup of tea....
Billie B. | Reno, Nevada | 09/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"But I really, really enjoyed this selection. It's varied enough to be interesting yet it doesn't overwhelm. It's perfect for light listening (like in the car...or while working). It might seem too light for some, but it's a very inexpensive listen, and I think well worth it."
My Cats love it!
Mariaeugenia Aveledo | Venezuela | 08/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I use to listen this CD in relaxing moments on Sunday afternoon while I read. For my surprise I have discovered that my cats enjoy very much too."