Romantic Serenade: Duos by Sor & Mertz
Raymond Burley and John Feeley, guitaristsBurley Website
The Long Road Home
Raymond Burley, guitar, Gordon Giltrap, guitarGiltrap Website
"Raymond Burley captures the character of the music, as he manages everything else, with an undemonstrative but totally satisfactory assurance; you feel you are in safe hands, that he is never going to let you down by playing something out of period. I have a feeling that this kind of ability is underrated in our concert halls. Burley’s musicianship is of a very high order and it makes the recording a continual joy to listen to."
"If one had to select a single Sor recording to augment a collection this disc would make an excellent candidate. Burley’s playing is tasteful and refined and he is in full command of his material. I can’t recall having heard the great op.7 Fantaisie played better."
"John Feeley has a talent of a high order - he is a stylish player, an intelligent musician with technical security in plenty."
"He is a bolder, more imaginative interpreter than most of our younger guitarists with an especially appealing ability to impart a gently fluid momentum to the line."