'a truly beautiful and timeless ballad, beguiling, dreamy, weaving and wafting, ghostly and waif-like, present yet elusive'
BIG TAKEOVER - NEW YORK 2019
CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE - UNITED KINGDOM
The playing is first rate and indescribably evocative. This is possibly the best CD I have ever reviewed.
VIENNA ZEITUNG - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Koch's playing is phenomenal. He possesses sensitivity for Elizabethan music, nobility of sentiment for Rodrigo, and virtuosity in abundance for Villa-Lobos.
Gareth Koch is one of Australia's foremost guitarists, not only in in the classical field but also, among other things, a brilliant flamenco player. His recordings are so exquisitely performed, and arranged, that they make you sit up and prick your ears out of sheer delight. The clever programming makes it easy to play this 4 CD box set straight through, since the groups of pieces - and the individual pieces within the groups - are so nicely contrasted. At the same time the fact that everything is composed and/or arranged by Gareth Koch creates a strong sense of unity.