Canberra-born classical guitarist Callum Henshaw’s latest recording is a fitting follow-up to his impressive 2016 release, Echo and Response , and again features an intelligently curated mix of contemporary Australian works and music from other times and countries. This time we find ourselves in the company of Australian composers Phillip Houghton and Graeme Koehne, as well as Agustín Barrios Mangoré (Paraguay), Miguel Llobet (Spain), Leo Brouwer (Cuba) and Niel Gow (UK). In themselves, these little symphonies – if that is not too heavy a burden to place upon music of less exalted ambitions – are richly evocative of worlds real and imagined. What connects them, as Henshaw recognises, are “the ideas of storytelling, lament and mythology”.

Barrios’ fragrant, flowing Un Sueño en la Floresta , which gives the recording its title, opens the program with a romantic...