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Kenneth Keaton
American Record Guide, November 2011

Mueller plays with a strong technique, lots of color, lots of heart. I’ve heard better individual performances of many of these works, but only a bit better. It’s good to have them all in one excellent recital.

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Timothy Smith
Minor 7th, September 2011

…Mueller makes it apparent that he takes bold approach to the classical guitar. His technique is distinctly aggressive and broad, with sweeping dynamic changes, and frequent tonal and textural juxtapositions. Mueller’s interpretation of Carlo Domeniconi’s “Koyunbaba” is without question the most powerful and groundbreaking I have ever heard. And while Mueller is not afraid to push his guitar to its absolute limits, he also revels in the delicate moments in the recording. At his most sensitive, Muller takes extreme liberty with the music, artfully extending his phrases and delicately delivering every individual note…Mueller concludes with a charming and playful interpretation of “Tango en Skaï” by Roland Dyens, which nicely ties together the entire disc. Mueller clearly set out, and succeeded, to record a disc that is just as exhilarating as his live performances; this is one that’s definitely worth the price of admission!

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