Shades in Blue Reviews

Celebrated Swedish guitarist Celia Linde has just released a new CD containing a wide variety of delightful impressionistic and atmospheric pieces and dances from around the world, together with eight of her own compositions including a suite inspired by a dawn walk on the Great Wall of China. There are also a few duets with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, such as the famous Cavatina by Stanley Meyers. Other composers on this 50 minutes long CD are Leo Brouwer, Gentil Montaña, Pablo Escobar, Joseph Canteloube, Sofia Gubaidulina and Reine Jönsson.



Album Review of the Week: Celia Linde’s ‘Shades in Blue’ Delivers Tremendous Variety April 4, 2020 REVIEW BY TIM PANTING Shades in Blue Celia Linde (with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar, and Gustavo Colima, cuatro) (Proprius Records) I don’t think I ever Continue Reading

Dagens Nyheter

Dagens Nyheter disc review: Celia Linde's "Shades in Blue" sparkles with presence and longing. Published: August 22, 2019 Celia Linde plays both her own work as well as compositions from around the world. Photo: Cesar Pena Continue Reading

Fanfare Magazine

SHADES IN BLUE • Celia Linde, Carlos Barbosa-Lima 1 (gtr); Gustavo Colina 2 (cuatro) • PROPRIUS 2085 (49:29) LINDE Epilogue. Contemplation. Fontainebleau. China Impression. 1 Imelda’s Waltz (arr. Barbosa-Lima). 2 Rumba Surprise (arr. Colina). BROUWERGuajira Criolla. Danza Caracteristica. MONTAÑA Porro. ESCOBAR Chopi. CANTELOUBE (arr.Yasui) 1 O’Bailero. GUBAIDULINA Serenade.JÖNSSON Light Shadows…Blue. MYERS (arr. Yasui) 1 Cavatina. Many of the tracks on Shades in Blue, Swedish guitarist Celia Linde’s newest CD, are of Continue Reading

Fanfare Archive

Fanfare Archive - Featured Artist Review by Colin Clarke SHADES IN BLUE • Celia Linde, Carlos Barbosa-Lima 1 (gtr); Gustavo Colina 2 (cuatro) • PROPRIUS 2085 (49:29) LINDE Epilogue. Contemplation. Fontainebleau. China Impression. 1 Imelda’s Waltz (arr. Barbosa-Lima). 2 Rumba Continue Reading


Naxos Music Group Artist of the Month – Celia Linde, guitar Guitarist Celia Linde is regularly acclaimed for her personal style, her captivating temperament and for her wide range of musical interpretations. Born of Turkish/Swedish parentage, Celia was raised in Continue Reading