Classical Guitar CD: Americas: Guitar Solos and Duos with Violin
Lynn Harting-Ware, classical guitar
with James Wallenberg, violin
Grand Solo, Op. 14 Ferdinando Sor;
Wind Dance* Peter Ware;
Variations on O Canada!* Lynn Harting-Ware; Fantasia John Dowland; Folksong Suite* Doug Dawson (Aura Lee, Danny Boy Loch Lamond, Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair);
Phantasia* Clifford Crawley;
Four Vignettes* Aris Carastathis;
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894-895* J. S. Bach (arr. Harting-Ware);
Chama ‘The Eagle and the Plumed Serpent’* Peter Ware;
American Variations* Robert Rollin (Blues, Zuni song, Rock Zuni Dance, and Bebop)
"A masterpiece of guitar performance with impeccable sound quality." -Jazz & Tzaz, Greece.
Lynn Harting-Ware's most exciting performances are captured here. The programme is an extraordinary blend of traditional large-scale works, such as Sor's Grand Solo with the sophisticated virtuosity of Dowland's most celebratory Fantasia. She plays a group of folksongs, set in a jazz style, with a vocal quality of great beauty. Her own composition, Variations on O Canada! sparkles with an effervescence of true virtuoso writing for the guitar. New musical fare is also to be had in Prelude and Fugue in A minor by J. S. Bach, arranged for guitar by Harting-Ware. Also featured is violinist, James Wallenberg, whose meditative performance in Chama 'the eagle and the plumed serpent' by composer Peter Ware, is awesomely other worldly. This piece alone is a rarity, with such precise ensemble playing being just the foundation for an extremely expressive duet. The American Variations, a 5-movement duet, pays tribute to Blues, Rock, Bebop and Zuni Indian music. Robert Rollin captures these American styles with a quirky contemporary style. Canadian composers Aris Carastathis (from Greece) and Clifford Crawley (from England) make their first contribution to the guitar repertory with Four Vignettes and Phantasia.
Total Time = 64:12
*Works published by Acoma Company
Ms. Harting-Ware performs exclusively on D'Addario strings.
Her commitment to developing the classical guitar repertory leads her to publish a catalog of classical guitar music for Acoma•Nambe Editions.