This first of four volumes represents award-winning guitarist Adam Levin’s major collaboration with the new century’s ‘Spanish Masters’. Bridges to the past include medieval sources in the Secuencia Sefardita and Baroque in the unconventional variations of Handeliana. These stand alongside pastoral scenes in Viento de Primavera and a celebration of Albéniz from Leonardo Balada. From contemplative moods to spectacular virtuosity, this is a musical voyage both unexpected and unforgettable. Adam Levin has been acclaimed for his ‘enviable technique’ and a ‘high musicianship which shines like a beacon through his performances’. (Classical Guitar magazine)
"...Adam levin’s playing is superb - no technical difficulties, lovely tone, wide range of dynamics and articulation. Of the seven works here, five are world premieres, so there’s not much to compare, but I can’t imagine them played with more conviction, expression, and sheer joy. And at the Naxos price!"
Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide - September/October 2013