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Sharon Isbin - 5 Classic Albums / Out Smart review

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Lesbian classical guitarist Sharon Isbin is feted with the eponymous five-disc box set on Warner Classics. Encompassing three of Isbin's recordings released between 1997 and 2004, the five Teldec and Warner Classics albums do a solid job of spotlighting Isbin's outstanding fretwork and guitar skills. These albums - Journey to the Amazon (on which she is joined by saxophonist Paul Winter), Dreams of a World (featuring folk-inspired guitar music by Theodorakis and others), Guitar Concertos (with music composed by Christopher Rouse and Tan Dun), Baroque Favorites for Guitar (with compositions by Bach and Vivaldi), and Concierto de Aranjuez (featuring the music of Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, and Ponce) are all splendid achievements, each complementing the other. SEE THE Out Smart REVIEW PAGE