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May-18-2010, 8:31am
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Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg

Renowned classical virtuoso Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall in a highly anticipated project that has been in the works for some time. Ranges from European classical music to the freewheeling spirit of the new American string band, with stops in Brazil, Venezuela and places undiscovered.

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May-18-2010, 7:00pm
I had the great pleasure of hearing Mike and Caterina perform many of these songs at last year's Mandolin Symposium. My wife pre-ordered the CD, can't wait to get it!

May-18-2010, 11:24pm
I'm looking forward to hearing this one.


Amy Burcham
Jul-13-2010, 8:17am
This CD is a collection of marvels from around the world and across several centuries. Every one of these pieces is impeccably presented, but words fail there as in general to convey the true beauty of the performances - these two masters extract depth and nuance of expression from phrase after phrase. Every movement of every piece, old to new, feels as fresh and authentic as the day it was conceived - and with two Marshall originals, two Marshall counterpoint parts complimenting Bach solo violin pieces, and a contemporary Venezuelan suite (who else would bring us such a gem?), there is plenty of new here. Caterina Lichtenberg, in addition to being a superb classical musician, is obviously bursting with her own innovative artistic personality, which includes a quick and delightful sense of humor. Harnessing a unity of purpose to controlled fire and pure joy in delivery, Marshall and Lichtenberg sound about as electric as acoustic can get.

This debut presents its subjects clearly. Rather than blurring the lines between genres, it allows us to hear and feel the connectedness of all these works. Eclectic excellence in selection; gorgeous playing; a truly amazing convergence of tone and timing; and top-notch production values - all in all, a blockbuster contribution for mandolin and music lovers.

Jul-13-2010, 10:08am
What a great duet............they each bring out the best in each other............buy this CD, you won't be disappointed.