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"Waltzing Guitar" (ANDEG 03)
"Umwege" (ANDEG 04)
"Muse - Musette" (ANDEG 05)


"Waltzing Guitar" (ANDEG 03)
"Her latest release "Waltzing Guitar" (ANDEG 03) comprises of 12 waltzes for the guitar. Recorded in her attic flat it radiates a touching intimacy and informality. The waltzes with its virtuoso playing offer perfect "time out" music. A mistress of the fretboard, Annette Degenhardt's muse is a potent one. A genius of her chosen art."
('Rock 'n' Reel', 6/1995)

"Her play, though academically trained, is free from restraint and neither impressed nor tamed by the pertinent literature. Ms Degenhardt will not simply please with acrobatic bravura. Her music rather builds on, often diabolically, well-wrought detail,…" ('audio', February 1995)

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"Umwege" (ANDEG 04)
"Annette Degenhardt's fourth album "Umwege" (ANDEG 04) continues her odyssey of original music for the guitar. Here the folk, classical, Elizabethan, flamenco and celtic influences all combine to form a uniquely personal muse...
A guitarist of considerable skill and dexterity, Annette's gift is to bring the various influences together and make a style of music that is universal, yet deeply intimate and highly personal... "Umwege" (ANDEG 04) is a treat for the ears."
('Rock 'n' Reel', 5/1997)

"The guitar's ongoing quest for classical legitimacy has inclined players to follow the divisions of labor that prevail in classical music today: Composers write, players interpret. But Germany's Annette Degenhardt is a welcome throwback to the days when virtuoso players - Sor, Tárrega, Barrios specialized in their own compositions...
"Umwege" (ANDEG 04) consists entirely of original pieces in 3/4 distinguished by ingenious harmonies and witty rhythms..."
('Guitar Player', August 1997)

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"Muse - Musette" (ANDEG 05)
"Mainz born guitarist Annette Degenhardt has proven herself a unique if unsung contemporary guitar stylist. "Muse - Musette" (ANDEG 05), her fifth solo album concentrates on the music of the Musette, itself a form of French waltz tune… This time she uses other instrumentation including recorder, percussion and vocals… Her classical roots have been mixed with dashes of folk, jazz, World Music and Celtic influences to create a style rich in subtlety. Annette Degenhardt is up there with the Janschs, Renbourns, Segovias of this world. "Muse - Musette" (ANDEG 05) proves that conclusively."
('Rock 'n' Reel', 09/1998)

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