Lauros virtuosic demands pose no problem at all for Adam Holzmans immaculate technique. More importantly, he taps into the heart and soul of Lauros idiom, playing with effortless elan, flowing lyricism, and infectious musicality. Classics Today
Holzman is again totally in control with this release. The playing is powerful and epic in the orchestrally-concieved introductions, vocally direct in the melodic sections and light on its toes in the jolly dances...marvelous playing. Classical Guitar Magazine (England)
Everything is here: musicality; tone; technique. ...so flawless he makes it all sound easy.
American Record Guide
His [Holzmans] playing is probably the most imaginative in the [Naxos Guitar] series, and I hope he is given the lions share of future discs. Fanfare
Playing with a lovely tone and clean technique, the meticulous performer creates the illusion of contrasting polyphonic voices singing legato lines. In the sonatas, he shows a sure sense of structure. In the miniatures, he phrases with fluid rhythms and delicate nuance.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
The works of Antonio Lauro have long been popular with guitarists, yet there have been few recordings devoted exclusively to him. The landmark recording was David Russels 1980 LP. Now, 20 years later, comes another masterly recording by Adam Holzman: in many ways it raises the benchmark still further.
American Record Guide
Adam Holzman is a player whose hallmarks are precision and elegance...Holzman plays with sensitivity, restraint, and a consistently full sound that is always rich. A superb performance!
American guitarist Adam Holzman seems to know this music from the inside out, and proves to be a virtuoso of the first order who has a good feeling for the lyric line as well as the pungent rhythms written into these compositions. The sound is as natural as can be, allowing every nuance of Holzmans remarkable performances to be clearly heard. Add it all up and you have a must buy CD. Classics Today
Holzman is undergoing a remarkable development that places him ever more securely at the head of the younger generation of guitarists Guitarre und Laute
Its [Ponces Sonata for Guitar and Harpsichord] a fine and substantial work and here it receives the finest recording yet... Classical Guitar Magazine