Giuliani Guitar Concertos - 1 CD


First Concerto op.30 for guitar and orchestra

Third Concerto op.70 for terz guitar and orchestra


“...CD's were extremely good!"
Eric Clapton, 2006

"This CD is beautiful: colors of the orchestra, tempo + gestures, and the guitar playing full of precision and poetry. Congratulations."
Hopkinson Smith, 2005

“…Actual execution of the music by guitarists on the review disc is first class. Each possesses a refined and strong technique albeit not augmented by departure from the use of right-hand fingernails. The orchestral playing is quite beautiful, particularly in op. 30, which is the highlight of this new release. Aside from the period guitars, period instruments used on this recording are complementary to the overall objective.

The end result is among the better recordings of this music - distinction between period and modern instruments aside…”

Zane Turner, MusicWeb International, 2005

Orchestra Ensemble Ottocento

Artistic direction: Maccari - Pugliese

“...This is the best kind of early-instrument recording: historically aware but far from stuffy or doctrinaire. Maccari, for example, plays his first solo entrance in Concerto 1 with a wonderful off-hand bit of ornamentation, conveying a sense of improvised ease that one could imagine coming from Giuliani himself. The orchestra's playing is transparent and shimmering, as it often is with such instruments, but it is never mannered or grating. Their balance with the soloists is also very convincing: the little guitars are never pumped up unnaturally in the mix.”
American Record Guide, 2005