"Fernandez trascends his instrument so thoroughly that you remember him not simply as a great classical guitarist (which he surely is) but as a great musician who happens to play the guitar." (Detroit Free Press)
"… a startling breadth of interpretative possibilities...not only a superior guitarist but a superior musician as well." (NY Times)
Review on Eduardo Fernandez's book"Essays on J. S. Bach's works for lute"
A SAMPLING OF REVIEWS:
"(The Bach recording is)… a meditative pleasure...very thoughtful, very concentrated" (Die Woche, Germany)
"Thoroughly idiomatic, stylistically sound, expressive to the last drop... astounding technique...Among the many fine Bach guitar discs, this wonderful release takes top honors." (Classics Today).
"Precision, textural clarity, flexibility in color and dynamics, and a warmth of spirit that brings music of any era to life." (NY Times).
"Incredible Fernandez!" (Sweden)
"A first-class player; a musician with rigorous interpretative thinking, an artist with a beautiful, completely satisfying round tone, who gave us art with capital letters." (Madrid)
"One was struck with Fernandez's total technical command...but what came through most strongly was the depth of his artistry...Fernandez trascends his instrument so thoroughly that you remember him not simply as a great classical guitarist (which he surely is) but as a great musician who happens to play the guitar." (Detroit Free Press)
"A spectacular demonstration of music making by an accomplished artist." (Stereo Review)
"The expressive dimension, coloristic gifts, style, technique, taste in registration - all are there, but his playing also manifests a poetic self-realization that one almost never encounters in classical guitarists". (San Francisco Chronicle)
"In most hands, the classical guitar is a lovely instrument of intense difficulty and narrow expressive range. Eduardo Fernandez's recital...reversed the impression, offering a startling breadth of interpretative possibilities and making us forget how hard the guitar really is to play...not only a superior guitarist but a superior musician as well." (NY Times)
"Awesome mastery and art". (France)
"Fernandez is in supreme command of his demanding programme, both in the vividly recorded performance of it and in his understanding...rarely can one wholeheartedly recommend a guitar record to the attention of lovers of 20th-century music, without reference to the instrument, but this is one of those occasions." (Grammophone)
"A thoughtful and thought-provoking artist... a sound to behold." (Washington Post)
"Eduardo Fernandez ...extracts the warmth, smell, and colour of Spain from the very first notes of Rodrigo's Concierto...This surely is how this concerto should sound." (Hi-Fi News and Record Review).
"Chamber art of the most subtle kind at the highest perfection." (Leipzig, Germany).
"A dream of an interpretation" (Lyon, France)
"In his hands the guitar ceases to be an instrument doomed to intimacy and becomes a vehicle for virtuosity of the highest order." (St.Louis)
"Some hidalgo of the guitar, marked by the most discriminating musical tastes and judgement, and by an acutely sensitive ear for fine shades of dynamic and tonal contrast". (Edinburgh)
"Astounding with virtuosity, bewitching with a real musician's temperament". (France)
"Fernandez is no stereotype..a serious musician among the elite of the guitar world" (Hong Kong).
"In all respects he is one of the best players around". (Grammophone)
"Fernandez is the equal of any artist in the field today... (he) belongs to a select few". (Hi-Fi News and Stereo Review)
"Fernandez must be numbered among the world's finest guitarists, and his art was superbly demonstrated...his performance was intense, emotional, sometimes powerful and con brio...sometimes trascendentally poetic...He held the audience spellbound throughout - a superb performance in every respect" (Soundboard)