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Critical Acclaim:
"Her essentially lyric way with the music revels in the intimacies of color and liquid tone."   
-Los Angeles Times

The playing is clean, idiomatic and fluent and shows both sympathy and expertise with a wide variety of styles."  
-The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

Lynn Harting-Ware gives a finely nuanced performance of the solo part in the Smoot Concerto.  Her playing is remarkably clean, with all details audible. This is a fine disc, one that repays close and repeated hearings."  
-American Record Guide

"Harting-Ware plays with a warmth and vigour that builds on the foundations of some attractive music." -Tim Panting, -Classical Guitar Magazine

"All the music is very well played and recorded.  A fine, ambitious program, with plenty to interest collectors of guitar music and new music."  -Fanfare Magazine

". . . fresh material, led by Richard Smoot's Brouweresque Music for the Waiting Angel, Kathy Henkel's deftly shaped River Sky mysteries and Peter Ware's pungent, poignant Nakina suite."  
-Los Angeles Times

Of note is her performance of Wind Dance by Peter Ware (her husband), which should soon find its way into the repertoire of other guitarists, and the lyrical Folksong Suite by Doug Dawson, which includes beautiful contemporary arrangements of 'Auralee', 'Danny Boy', 'Loch Lomond', and 'Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair'. Other high points are Dowland's Fantasia and Harting-Ware's own set of variations on 'O Canada', both very well played.  -American Record Guide

". . . she frames the album splendidly with the music of Spanish master Francisco Tárrega, prefacing with his Adelita, Lágrima, and Maria while concluding with a stirring performance of the almost archetypical classical guitar work Recuerdos de la Alhambra.
Encore!"  -Classical Music Magazine

". . . from clean design and engineering to the sure and fluent technique at the heart of things, Harting-Ware's latest album is a triumph.  Her performance of 28 small movements, which are gathered in an appealing succession of suites or compatible units, never feels rushed, pressured or restrained."  
-Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"She plays so well that the colorful, poetical new pieces blend imperceptibly with standards such as Tárrega's Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Adelita."  
-The Tribune (Oakland)

"Move over Liona Boyd!  A new Canadian guitarist is beginning to make waves  . . .  Her technique is precise, as is her interpretation of the music at hand.  Here is a guitarist dedicated to her craft."  
-The Tribune (Welland)

"First, and most importantly, Lynn Harting-Ware is a superb player.  She's not only excellent technically, easily handling special techniques like pizzicato and harmonics, but is also an excellent interpreter. Her performance of Recuerdos de la Alhambra is one of  the best I have ever heard!
-H P Review

"Lynn Harting-Ware deserves greater recognition.  She plays unusual repertoire, demonstrating a high degree of originality and confidence." 
-Network Magazine

". . . one of Canada's most accomplished and sensitive classical guitarists is strong proof that creativity remains one of our prime renewable resources."  
-Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"What is to be appreciated first of all, is the ability of this artist to accommodate her playing to such a vast variety of styles.  She does so with commendable ability.  The result is an easy-flowing total presentation that without difficulty moves the listener from one form to another."  
-Copley News Service

"Technically difficult , even for a seasoned instrumentalist, the relentless rhythms along with brief but lively snatches, were especially well executed." 
 -Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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