The world is not short of guitar transcriptions of Granado’s piano music but this recording is special. Tom Kerstens plays a copy of an 1888 Antonio de Torres guitar, less bright than modern instruments, allowing for more subtle dynamic shading which he exploits in dazzling style.
“Tom Kerstens is in a rather different league, he can make the guitar sound like a harp, the human voice or even an orchestra. Demonstrating the amazing expressivity of the guitar his interpretations continue to amaze.”
“The superb player breathes new life into familiar guitar fare.”
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