CD Review: "A Song of Divine Love" (

"Not only is the title of the newest solo album by the well-known lute player lyrical, but also is his fascinating, multi-movement composition that he recorded along with the Präludium, Fuge und Allegro in E-flat major by Johann Sebastian Bach and the Lute Sonata No. 8 in A major by Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1759).  The compositional architecture of both baroque works served as a model for his own spritually inspired work. The individual movements - "Flash", "Pursuance" , "Resolution" and "Psalm" show how Santana regards music as a form of meditiation.  As he writes about his own work: "One can simply hear it as music that lets one to stop thinking, or else as a piece that brings one to a higher sphere of consciousness that is more aware and free of expectations."  An album that takes the listener on a special journey of the senses."