Harp

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.

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.
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.
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.

Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis - Harp Concertos (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 8, 2024
Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis - Harp Concertos (1997)

Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis - Harp Concertos (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 2:08:03 | 600 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 452 585-2

One of Decca/London's 2 CD sets, providing two discs for the price of one (even less, when downloaded from Amazon.com on MP3), this set is a bargain as well as a treat. It's lovely to hear from Mme. Robles in her concerted repertoire. The Handel, Boieldieu and Rodrigo concerti have hardly ever been in better hands (the Rodrigo transcription was made at the request of the Spanish harpist Nicanor Zabaleta, who played it brilliantly as well), and it's a delight hearing them again in such excellent sound.
Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis - Harp Concertos (1997)

Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis - Harp Concertos (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 8, 2024
Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis - Harp Concertos (1997)

Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis - Harp Concertos (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 2:08:03 | 600 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 452 585-2

One of Decca/London's 2 CD sets, providing two discs for the price of one (even less, when downloaded from Amazon.com on MP3), this set is a bargain as well as a treat. It's lovely to hear from Mme. Robles in her concerted repertoire. The Handel, Boieldieu and Rodrigo concerti have hardly ever been in better hands (the Rodrigo transcription was made at the request of the Spanish harpist Nicanor Zabaleta, who played it brilliantly as well), and it's a delight hearing them again in such excellent sound.
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.
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)

Glass Harp - Where Did My World Come From? (2022)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 12, 2022
Glass Harp - Where Did My World Come From? (2022)

Glass Harp - Where Did My World Come From? (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 249 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | 00:39:57
Psychedelic Rock | Label: Peppermint Records

Recorded February 13th, 19th, 25th and March 2nd, 1969 at United Audio, 10 Ellenwood Ave., Youngstown OH. Original sessions produced by Graham Tregurtha. Reissue produced by Gary Rhamy, Del Sinchak, Dean Anshutz, and Anthony LaMarca.
Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Les Travailleurs de la Mer (2004)

Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Les Travailleurs de la Mer (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 443 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907330 | Recorded: 2003

The Baltimore Consort used to do programs similar to this one, but The Harp Consort takes the production values and vocal artistry to an even higher level. From the opening, a highly rhythmic, sensuously melodic traditional Breton number, you're drawn into a world of earthy, folk-based music that's filled out with the colors of period instruments and brought to life by the expressive voices of singers who allow the flow and pulse of the language to shape phrases and create natural accents and inflection. The result is affecting, engrossing performances that convey what we can only surmise is a reasonably accurate realization of these ancient and justifiably enduring tunes.