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Colors Couleurs Colores Cores

Maurice Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera
Radamés Gnattali Sonata for cello and guitar
Claude Debussy Sonata for cello and piano in D minor
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Patricio Villarejo) Oblivion
José Lezcano Sonata for cello and guitar
Jaco do Bandolim (arr. Lezcano & Hartka) Doce de Coco

To be released October 26, 2017

Rebecca Hartka cello
José Lezcano guitar
Barbara Lysakowski piano

Recorded at WGBH Studios Boston, MA
Antonio Oliart and Robin Moore Engineers
Zeke Hecker Producer
Gayle Kabaker Artwork
Alexis Neubert Graphic Designer

This CD was created the same year that I first experienced Cuba. As a guest at the Cello Festival of Havana I was surrounded by a diversity of talented students, and performed in a Baroque Spanish monastery. Despite a dark history of slavery and imperialism, the rich music of the region tells a story of resilience with shared rhythms and harmonies, and cultural interchange. This album arises from this same impulse, with a primary motivation of giving voice to vibrantly colorful music. My hope is to reveal threads of musical connection that build bridges across language and politics.