Is the absorbing nature of the recital the result of the spacious, crystal clear sound? (Really a must for good guitar recitals.) Or is it due to Bin Hu’s pitch-perfect, airy, ductile playing, his innovative transcriptions (taking Bach’s own transcriptions of these works into account as alternate sources), or his historically inspired scordatura tunings? Presumably … It’s an audiophile delight
Hu Bin is unhurried and exact, but there are moments of pure ravishment too.[…] All manner of appoggiatura and acciaccatura are deftly translated to the guitar in nuanced ways.[…]We heartily commend these spectacular recordings to our readers[…]
Behind the title “Ciaconna” of this SACD is hidden a true marvel of musical inspiration […]. Bin Hu, on the guitar, manages to preserve the soul of the Cantor of Leipzig by exalting his musical discourse, in order to give him a pregnant and unexpected dimension. Here is an essential SACD of classic guitar.