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Sharon Isbin and the Pacifica Quartet work so well on 'Souvenirs of Spain and Italy'

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The combination of string quartet and classical guitar works so well that I'm surprised it hasn't been done more often. The variety of the pieces on offer here also adds to the appeal of this new recording featuring multi-award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin and the Pacifica Quartet. The earnest intricacies of the Quintet by Castelnuovo-Tedesco commissioned by Andres Segovia, the bright sparkle of the Vivaldi, the warm Spanish character of the Turina and the grace and nobility of Boccherini's Quintet, all make for a continuously interesting program.

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