Carpe Diem CD-16300
Music by Francesco Spinacino & Fancesco da Milano played on a 6-course renaissance lute.
"The lutenist Peter Croton pulls off an absolutely ideal recording of the works of two 'Renaisance-stars'. Compared with similar recordings (...) the present CD deserves the very top ranking. Here everything harmonizes ideally: the virtuosity and taste of the performer ... One cannot play Francesco da Milano more convincingly than does Peter Croton."
Guild GMCD 7388
Music by Kapsperger, Piccinini, Melli, Zamboni played on a 10-course renaissance lute and an archlute.
"In the works of these three composers, the enthusiasm for experimentation and improvisation in early 17th century Italian music is clearly expressed. This character is well reflected in the interpretations of Peter Croton. He plays with masterful technique, and also takes the liberty that is expected of the performer. This results in a varied and captivating CD.
"…The outcome is stunning: it turns out that Bach’s music works quite well on the Italian lute... How beautiful Bach’s lute suites can sound on the Italian lute is demonstrated by the present recording by Peter Croton, which from beginning to end is an exquisite listening experience… Thanks to Croton’s subtle and transparent playing, the Suite in g-minor, perhaps the most pensive of Bach’s works for the lute, comes across not at all as cumbersome, but rather as stimulating, leading the listener to reflect, to step back a moment and listen in a concentrated manner. … in the dance movements Croton uses the entire range of dynamic resources offered by the liuto attiorbato in order to do justice to Bach’s varied musical language. … Peter Croton’s exceptionally refined and singing manner of playing is especially highlighted.
- lute songs & solos by John Dowland & Peter Croton.
Theresia Bothe - voice, Peter Croton - lute, with special guest Derek Lee Ragin
Guild GMCD 7241
"Lutenist Peter Croton presents an extraordinary view of John Dowland and his world."
“…Croton is a creative musician who wishes to recapture the improvisational and inventive nature of the early lutenists. The result, quite different from many of Croton's contemporaries, is that Dowland's music is presented as living and malleable, inspiring transformation as well as new compositions…
- 13 original songs by Peter Croton, ZahZah (Guild) ZZCD 9825
Theresia Bothe & Peter Croton, guitars & vocals.
"The CD "I'll Sing a Song for You" has impressive vocals and jazz guitar playing, which will make it appeal to fans of folk-laden jazz."
METRO SPIRIT, Rich McCracken II
"Bothe sings from her heart with a strong rich voice that will excite folk music lovers as they expand their envelope. Our favorite was "Another day in life with you" with a cool guitar intro by Peter."