New Releases

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Guitar NAXOS 8.553193
BWV 1001, 1003, and 1005
"Played with masterly control of form and substance, the musical style remains true to the letter and spirit of the Baroque. Playing with clear articulation, expressive embellishment and vibrant rhythm, Goluses makes pieces intended for a bowed instrument sound elegant on plucked strings."
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"This recording is fine by all parameters. Nicholas Goluses’s guitar work is thoughtful, architecturally sound, rhythmically incisive and, most important, fluent. The sound is excellent, providing an aurally rewarding traversal through the glories of these incomparable pieces. The transcriptions are true to the spirit of the violin originals and, indeed, are often illuminating. A significant recording."

"Fine, solid and musical playing, exhibiting a high degree of understanding, style, and scholarship."
Classical Guitar (London)

"With his depth of scholarship, strength of technique, and high quality of tone production … there is much excellence in Goluses’s recording. Very well recorded."

"Goluses plays with much intellect and vigor. The transcriptions and the counterpoint are well conceived, and the playing clean and adept."
American Record Guide

Fernando Sor: Guitar Music NAXOS 8.553342
Fantaisie pour Guitare Seule, Op. 58
Fantaisie Elégiaque, Op. 59
25 Progressive Studies, Op. 60

"Nicholas Goluses [is] professor of guitar at the Eastman School of Music and has held the Segovia Chair at the Manhattan School of Music. As expected with credentials like those, he plays superlatively."

"Nicholas Goluses not only has an excellent sense of style, but also has the musical intelligence to spot good music. Goluses plays Sor’s music with a calm elegance that is touching in its directness … his performance compels the highest praise. Scholarly and professorial it may be in its accuracy, but there is true musical understanding in the performer’s well-judged expression. Make no mistake: this is highly accomplished guitar playing. Goluses’ subtlety, together with a beautiful tone, wins the day."
Classical Guitar (London)

"A deeply sensitive and dignified reading. Lovingly crafted music, which is how Goluses treats it, with lots of care lavished on it. Goluses sets a bench-mark for present-day guitarists. A disc that should be irresistible to guitarists."

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Katherine Hoover: Canyon Echoes
Joan Tower: Snow Dreams
Roberto Sierra: Crónica del Descubrimiento
Augusta Read Thomas: Eclipse Musings—Duo Concerto for Flute, Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, with Eastman Virtuosi Soloists, David Gilbert, conductor

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