Harp

Catherine Michel - Boïeldieu, Villa Lobos, Rodrigo: Harp Concertos (2011)

Catherine Michel - Boïeldieu, Villa Lobos, Rodrigo: Harp Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:12 | 363 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC5186135

These are wonderful pieces, with only perhaps the Rodrigo at all well-known today, and then only because of his famous guitar concertos. Boieldieu was a very good composer, and his harp concerto is often breathtakingly beautiful; if the theme of the finale isn't the last word in elegant pathos then nothing is. The Villa-Lobos sounds just like–Villa-Lobos: rich, exotic, heavily scored, and voluptuous. It's a big work in four movements. The lively and lovely Rodrigo needs no introduction, save to note that it's one of his very best works in any medium.
Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 88697222492 | Time: 01:13:18

In many ways, Debussy’s piano music finds its rightful home on the harp. Apart from the distinctive textural and colouristic elements in the writing itself, we have contemporary accounts of Debussy’s piano-playing that refer to his ability to make you forget a piano even had hammers. Of course, this doesn’t allow for dreamy, “impressionistic” interpretations; rather, it makes clarity and precision absolute imperatives – which qualities we find in abundance in this recital by Xavier de Maistre and friends.
Laura Vinciguerra, Susanna Bertuccioli, Sophie Marilley, Claudio Brizi - Poenitz: Songs and Hymns with Harp (2012)

Laura Vinciguerra, Susanna Bertuccioli, Sophie Marilley, Claudio Brizi - Franz Poenitz: Songs and Hymns with Harp (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:17 | 208 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94246

The second instalment of the Poenitz cycle on Brilliant Classics presents works for solo voice, accompanied by harp(s) and harmonium. The unique instrumental colours lend a special atmosphere to these intimate and deeply felt works, often on sacred texts. Franz Poenitz was not only a virtuoso on the harp (as is clearly evident in the rich and complex writing for his instrument in this music) but also an accomplished painter, one of his creations adorns the cover of the CD. New recording, with liner notes written by a descendant of Poenitz, Mr Andreas Fischer.

Camille & Kennerly - Harp Fantasy (2013)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 14, 2020
Camille & Kennerly - Harp Fantasy (2013)

Camille & Kennerly - Harp Fantasy (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 135 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Genre: classical

Harp Fantasy is the 2013 album by classical harp duo, sisters and twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt, who sometimes are known as The Harp Twins. This project was self-released, which means it was made for their fans.
Yolanda Kondonassis - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons for Harp and Orchestra (1999)

Yolanda Kondonassis - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons for Harp and Orchestra (1999)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 222 MB | 56:27
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc Distribution

Yolanda Kondonassis' skill on the harp is legendary. So too are her arrangements for the instrument. Many times you hear arrangements that restate the composer's original themes, but don't make the music fit the instrument. I often feel this way about much of Bach's music on the piano. Other times you find arrangements that stretch beyond the original in ways that get in the way. For me, the best example of this is the Stokowski arrangements of Bach's organ works for orchestra.
Susan Drake - Caprices & Fantasies: Romantic Harp Music of the 19th Century, Vol. 3 (1989) Reissue 2004

Susan Drake - Caprices & Fantasies: Romantic Harp Music of the 19th Century, Vol. 3
Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debuss, John Thomas, Mikhail Glinka
Elias Parish-Alvars, Albert Heinrich Zabel, Alphonse Hasselmans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion (Helios) | # CDH55130 | Time: 01:07:28

Highly successful throughout are the playing and recording: both immaculate. (Gramophone Magazine)
Isabelle Moretti - Boieldieu, Saint-Saens, Pierné: Harp Concertos (1997)

Isabelle Moretti - Boieldieu, Saint-Saens, Pierné: Harp Concertos (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:23 | 202 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Koch Schwann | Catalog: 311422

Brilliant performance with crystal clear recording and balance of orchestra against harp in all sections. A masterpiece of harp virtuosity if you are among the lucky individuals to own this recording at any price!
Xavier de Maistre, Vienna RSO - Aranjuez, Concertos and Dances for Harp: Falla, Rodrigo, Tarrega, Granados, Ginastera (2010)

Xavier de Maistre (harp) - Aranjuez: Concertos and Dances for Harp (2010)
Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados, Alberto Ginastera
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bertrand de Billy

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Harp | Label: RCA Red Seal/Sony | # 88697644362 | 01:08:22

If Spanish and Latin American music is not only associated with the guitar - but also with the harp, this is due above all to the internationally acclaimed Basque harpist Nicanor Zabaleta (1907-1993). Aranjuez is Xavier de Maistre's homage to his great colleague, whom he was privileged to hear perform and to whom he owes the decisive impulse to embrace a career in music. Here the brilliant young harpist plays leading works by Spanish and Latin American composers that Zabaleta helped to promote in the form of harp transcriptions.
Ionella Marinutsa, Mikhail Suguko - Tishchenko: Complete Works for Harp (2020) [24-48]

Ionella Marinutsa, International Parisian Symphony Orchestra & Mikhail Suguko - Tishchenko: Complete Works for Harp (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 53:22 | 510 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover, d.booklet

Boris Tishchenko, often considered to be the direct musical heir of Shostakovich, maintained a prolific output across all genres. The concise vocal trios – one written in memory of the composer’s brother – are alternately plaintive and urgent. The five movements of the Harp Concerto are played without pause, and the work is significant for expanding the harp’s expressive range and requiring the soloist to alternate between two instruments.
Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)

Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 70:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMU 907317 | Recorded: 1999

Thirteenth-century troubador Gautier de Coincy's blend of mystical religious poetry and the popular tunes to which he set his poems proves irresistible, especially in the Harp Consort's lively renditions. Given the nature of the material, the sheer variety of rhythms, sounds, and colors on this disc is astounding; the vocal soloists are all excellent, the small chorus adept, captivating when it sings in the gutsy peasant style at appropriate moments. Eight purely instrumental numbers are sprinkled throughout the 20 tracks, each a gem, full of colorful effects from the rich-sounding shawm and other period instruments like bagpipe, vielle, and a variety of percussion instruments that thump and shimmer in ways that make you want to dance.