Lily Afshar


Bach on Fire

Bach on Fire is fast and fluid in the sound only Lily Afshar can produce. After many years of experimentation, her new album is a bold introduction of innovative guitar arrangements that bring a completely novel approach to J.S. Bach’s compositions. Previously published in Mel Bay’s Essential Bach: Arranged For The Guitar, the new album is a revolutionary take for guitarists around the world.

“…the first decent arrangement of the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria that has ever come my way.”
– Chris Dumigan, Classical Guitar Magazine

“The playing throughout is stylish and secure in this classy inning(s) from Lily Afshar.”
Classical Guitar Magazine

 “She has, at every possible opportunity, gone for cross string fingerings. This makes for fascinating playing…the end result is fascinating. It really does give the pieces a new lease of life.”
Classical Guitar

“…Lily also manages to really capture the warmth and depth of the cello, with very clear lines (so important in Bach), and making the music sound as if the guitar is its natural home.”
Classical Guitar N Stuff

“Afshar radiates calm serenity as she makes her instrument sing like few others on the planet. Bach on Fire will win over even the hardest of skeptics.”
WomenArts Quarterly Journal

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