Valerie Hartzell. Photo by Richard Marsham – RMG Photography.

Show Notes

April is International Guitar Month! In honor of that, we’re bringing back this episode with one of our fave guitarists, Valerie Hartzell, creator/director of the Classical Minds Festival and Competition. Valerie talks about the ladies of classical guitar. Who are they? Why did their numbers diminish over time? And what can we do about it??

Audio production by Todd “Not Tony Danza” Hulslander with editing by Mark DiClaudio and bossing by Dacia Clay.

Music in this episode:

  • “Valerie Loves Me,” by Material Issue
  • “Rosita” by Francisco Tarrega. Played live in studio (also available on Valerie’s Ex Tenebris Lux CD).
  • Chaconne in G Major by George Frideric Handel. Played by Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya.

Special thanks to Todd Reynolds for his music, Taskforce: Farmlab from Outerbourough.

Thanks to the official human-powered transportation supplier of Classical Classroom, Pete’s Pedi-Cabs: We pedal while you sit back and feel kind of weird about it.


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