In the charts

Amazon Germany - String Concertos #1 
HMV HK - Classical Music #3
Gramophone - Specialist Classical #6
Amazon UK - Chamber Music #7


.: Review highlights

2012

"They say J.S. Bach´s music is made in heaven. Well, performed like this, it must be true."

Mar 2012 - review on HMV website

".. the results have that wonderfully twofold quality that well-known music acquires when it's cast in a new guise. The violin concertos sound more crisp and angular on the guitar - the difference is especially apparent in the slow movements - but Yang does a fine job of smoothing out the edges so as to retain some of the music's lyrical flow, and the harpsichord writing takes on a gentler and more sonorous demeanor"

Feb 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle, by Joshua Kosman


"EMI's reproduction puts the guitar at the center of the sound, while the strings envelope it in a warm accompaniment that often sounds like a Baroque ensemble in its glossy, vibrant tone."

Feb 2012 - All Music, by Blair Sanderson

"This really is an outstanding album. Everything is beautifully played and the sound and balance of the recording is excellent."  

Feb 2012, Readings (Australia) by Phil Richards


.: Promotional videos


Promotional video for the recording

First movement from the A minor violin concerto

Shorter promotional video

New album coming soon

.: Interviews and media

February 2012 - Video interview with Lucy Coward on Classic FM.

February 2012 - Classic FM weekly podcast - interview with Anne-Marie Minhall.

February 2012 - Askonas Holt - interview with Clemency Burton-Hill.

February 2012 - China Daily - interview with Chen Nan (in English).


.: Recording facts

Recorded at The Friary, Liverpool on Oct 3-5 2011, & Potton Hall, Oct 10 2011.

Producer : Stephen Johns

Recording engineer : Arne Akselberg

Executive Producer : Stephen Johns

Mixed at : Abbey Road Studios, London

Instruments used : Greg Smallman & Sons, Australia, 2003 (with Elias Quartet) ; Karl Heinz Roemmich, Germany, 2008 (tracks 8-11), Paul Fischer 7-string 1989 (tracks 4 & 15).

D'Addario EJ45LP & EJ46LP strings.