Santiago de Murcia - William Carter - The Times

Guitar recitals recorded in a coal-hole are no use to anyone. Happily, Linn gives William Carter's plucking and cascading every depth and nuance needed. It's a wonderful recital, glistening with jewels from the 18th-century Spaniard de Murcia, a master at crisscrossing folk music with conscious art. In a third of the tracks Carter adds a bass viol, but nothing obscures the subtlety and beauty of his solo Baroque guitar.

25 May 2007