“…He has just released his second CD which he has called Portraitand it is a varied recital of important guitar composers and some transcriptions all played with the kind of intensity and elegance for which James Grace has become known.

…His first CD Granada featured purely Spanish music, but Portraitbroadens the repertoire to include the weighty ‘Eroica Sonata’ by Giuliani and James’s own transcription of a Bach Fugue. Music by Villa – Lobos, Pujol and the guitar pedagogue Dietrich Wagner also feature on the CD. In fact, there is a world premier here of a piece called ‘Intermezzo’ by Dietrich Wagner, the score of which was recently presented to James Grace by his widow.

…His quiet gentle demeanour ensures that a recital by him is an intense and personal experience. The guitar is the star, as is the music, and with head bent downward, he draws us into a concentrated sound-world.” – Portrait by James Grace

Classic Feel Magazine, 2007

Written by : Bryn Hunter

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