This is a 10 CD set filled with very old music from the time of Bach, music that in any other rendition sounds just as dull and dead as most Bach recordings do. But when Schneeweiss plays it, it sounds as if it was written yesterday.
I bought this set immediately after having bought the 7 CD Anthology set, also recorded by Schneeweiss, and having been totally surprised at the intensity, lyrical quality and warmth of the guitar music.
The same effect is achieved in these new versions of Weiss's sonatas. They are in effect new versions, which the booklet also points out. This is not an attempt to create 'authentic' sounding lute music on the guitar. This is, instead, a successful attempt to breathe new life into old music, by transforming it, probably changing it in places, and adjusting it to the strengths of the guitar, and dropping the restrictions of the lute.
These things are always very difficult to explain or express, but I have listened to numerous other guitarists (Bream, Williams, Sollscher, you name them) playing classical pieces and nobody, absolutely nobody seems to be able to make classical guitar music come to life in my ears. Nobody except Schneeweiss.
So I recommend these recordings: this is the best of the best. You will never regret it.