- Featured: Ed Schaum
- Release Date: 4/23/2002
UPDATE!!!! Millennium Guitar was just reviewed in the highly respected magazine, 20th Century Guitar. Here's what they had to say: 'One of the most breathtaking albums of solo guitar performance in recent memory...Schaum demonstrates a unique flair for interpreting a wealth of classical guitar music composed by masters such as Albeniz, Segovia and Sor, as well as living guitar legends such as Hackett and Howe. It's also worth noting how well the CD was recorded.' With Millennium Guitar, Ed explores some of the most beautiful music ever created for the guitar. The album includes selections from some of the greatest classical composers and arrangers, including: * Isaac Albeniz * Andres Segovia * Francisco Tarrega * Enrique Granados * Fernando Sor * Steve Howe * ...and more! Subtle grace and emotion combined with stunning technical abilities bring each track to life. Whether you're listening to Ed's rendition of the Segovia tour de force Asturias, or if you're drifting away on Mood For a Day, the Steve Howe classic that floats from Ed's fingers, this is a MUST HAVE album. Millennium Guitar was named a Major Album of 2000 by European Progressive Rock Review Reviews - This is a totally mesmerizing experience, the guitar playing is faultless, breath taking and quite emotionally charged.One can only be inspired by the music and guitar skills involved on this album. This is an highly accomplished piece of work made all the better by the razor sharp recording. Excellent, yes a Major Album of 2000 European Progressive Rock Review Each piece is masterfully played. Technical production and recording quality of the compact disc is superb.The highlights of the album were the Steve Howe-based arrangements and compositions which were played flawlessly and with a flowing technique. The stark setting of pure acoustic guitar works quite well. It's excellent guitar work should be studied further - a nice listen!. Musical Discoveries Ed Schaum's classical guitar performance is fluid and precise. The debut solo album features several well-known favorites by Vivaldi, Segovia and Mozart, as well as many unique pieces by Steve Howe, one of Ed's more modern influences. All of the pieces featured are fantastic, combining true talent with subtle zest. Riffage.com Aspiring guitar singers should give this new age/classical crossover a listen for a lesson in dynamics... The recording quality is good and the guitar playing is jaw dropping. AudioGalaxy Highly skilled guitarist who seems, at the moment, content to interpret the work of others -- most notably, Steve Howe and Andres Segovia. Able, textured playing expresses Schaum's voice without compromising the integrity of the originals. Listen.com.
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