According to the young Spanish virtuoso Miguel Rincón, who has worked with many of the major figures of early music together, playing solo his own arrangements of two of the most famous works by JS Bach for violin for his solo debut. Such arrangements were common in Bach’s time and often, and even Bach himself was familiar with the sounds. Miguel Rincon explores the sonic and emotional possibilities of his instrument to the full and achieved a level of tone and color variety, you do not know the violin version of that. Here is a new, very personal and at the same time virtuosic Bach mature stage, which experienced a brilliant climax in the great Chaconne at the end of the album, which makes so many rock guitar legend look pale revealed.
"Hopkinson Smith is a highly regarded figure in the lute world-he’s been around forever, a significant player and respected teacher. These performances are as one would expect: technically sure, elegant and expressive... It is a tribute that the performances sound completely natural. If one didn’t know, one would never suspect that these are transcriptions (Suite 5 by bachhimself). Smith adds discreet, stylish ornamentation... These are excellent performances. Rincon’s rhythm is rock solid, tempos ideal for the music. He has an impressive range of timbre and dynamics, without ever ever overplaying. The works are played so well that one never misses the original violin-or guitar, for that matter. If you love this music-and who cannot? - you will find these rewarding recordings."
Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide - July/August 2013