Price includes shipping in England only. If over seas, please add £3. Valerie Hartzell's debut recording premieres new works for solo guitar by Olga Amelkina-Vera and Andy Mitchell. The disc also offers established guitar favourites by Tarrega, Ponce, Barrios, and John Anthony Lennon.
"Hartzell is adept at capturing the changing feelings of the piece [Ex Tenebris] as well as the technical challenges."
Fanfare Magazine, March/April 2012
"Beautiful playing!! The well-known pieces are all given a thoughtful and insightful interpretation (I especially liked the Ponce) and the lesser known works are a very welcome addition - especially Olga [Amelkina-Vera]'s piece."
Award Winning Composer & Guitarist Michael Nicolella says of “Ex Tenebris Lux”
Ex Tenebris Lux
Ex Tenebris Lux
Music by Tarrega, Ponce, Barrios, Lennon, Mitchell, and Amelkina-Vera. A mix of old favorites and new music.
Maria by Francisco Tarrega
Marieta by Francisco Tarrega
Adelita by Francisco Tarrega
Rosita by Francisco Tarrega
Recuedos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Sonata III, mvt 1 by Mauel Ponce
Sonata III, mvt 2 by Manuel Ponce
Sonata III, mvt 3 by Manuel Ponce
Julia Florida by Barrios Mangore
Another's Fandango by John Anthony Lennon
Drift by Andy Mitchell
Ex Tenebris by Olga Amelkina-Vera
Presti Debut Album
To purchase Presti's recent CD, Presti, you can purchase your copy on CD Baby. You can either buy the entire CD which can be shipped to you OR you can download all the tracks or some of the tracks. Here is the link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/presti
"I am honored to have been commissioned to write a piece for Valerie Hartzell's new album. Her recording of Ex Tenebris is true to the concept and intent of the piece, yet she also brings her own unique perspective and meaning to the interpretation. Her refined technique and nuanced execution make the composition come to life."
- Olga Amelkina-Vera, Composer of Ex Tenebris
To purchase a copy of the score, Drift by Andy Mitchell, go to http://www.andymitchellguitar.com/
"Valerie plays Drift with a gentle, sensitive dynamic contour and achieves great separation when defining the different voices. Her color variation and expressive phrasing really help to emphasize the pensive character I intended when writing Drift."
- Andy Mitchell, Composer of Drift
Other places for purchase:
Barnes & Noble
In the UK at Alibris
Arkiv Music (with the Fanfare Magazine Review...and a mispelling on my name!)
If you are a member of Spotify you can also hear me there!