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Ann Hobson Pilot, English CO, Isaiah Jackson - William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concertos (1994)

William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera - Harp Concertos (1994)
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; English Chamber Orchestra; Isaiah Jackson, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH | # 3-7261-2 | Time: 00:49:28

The connection between Wales and the harp is a long-standing one, and Mathias's part in it began 12 years before his Harp Concerto was written, with Improvisations for harp solo; even a Welshman has to learn how to cope with such an idiosyncratic instrument. He learned his lessons well—even using semitone pedal glissandos in the second movement, and he keeps the harp audible by alternating its solo passages with orchestral ones or, when the two are working together treating the orchestra with a light touch (the celesta is used as a particularly effective companion to the harp), at other times resorting to the more familiar across-the-strings sweep. Two movements have declared Welsh associations: the first juxtaposes but does not develop three themes the second is a 'bardic' elegy; the last is simply ''joyful and rhythmic''. The whole makes pleasing listening appealing to the emotions and imagination rather than the intellect.

Anaïs Gaudemard - Harp Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 10, 2016
Anaïs Gaudemard - Harp Concertos (2016)

Anaïs Gaudemard - Harp Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 56:24 | ~130 Mb
Label: Claves Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Born in 1991, Anaïs Gaudemard studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon and is unanimously awarded with the congratulations of the jury in 2013, then she continued her studies at the Haute École de Musique in Lausanne where she obtained the Master of Arts specialized « Soloist » and the First Prize D.Jost in 2015.

Naoko Yoshino - Harp Concertos (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 5, 2016
Naoko Yoshino - Harp Concertos (2015)

Naoko Yoshino - Harp Concertos (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:05 | 129 MB
Label: Aparté

The Japanese harpist Naoko Yoshino has performed with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Concentus Musicus in Vienna, Philadelphia, Leipzig, or Zürich - which such illustrious names as Harnoncourt, Menuhin, Mehta, Ozawa, Blomstedt, Kremer, Hagen, Rampal… Upon their first meeting in 2013, Naoko felt as if she had found her 'musical soul mate' in Roberto Forés Veses and the Orchestre d Auvergne. This recording is the result of their special relationship and includes works which are some of the most beautiful of the harp repertoire.
Ginastera, Boieldieu: Harp Concertos - Zoff, Kurz, Dresden Staatskapelle (2013)

Ginastera, Boieldieu: Harp Concertos - Zoff, Kurz, Dresden Staatskapelle (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 199 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 9438

This disc explores that rarity of the classical repertoire, the harp concerto. The musical characteristics of the harp can provide somewhat of a challenge for the composer if writing a concerto for the instrument, but this disc boasts two wonderful examples that show seemingly endless possibilities.

Glière & Ginastera - Harp Concertos  

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 13, 2014
Glière & Ginastera - Harp Concertos

Glière & Ginastera - Harp Concertos
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 330 Mb
Label:Chandos - Date:1992

Ginastera's choice of concerto instruments was mainly conventional; he wrote one concerto for violin and two each for piano and cello. Yet the fact that he also produced a concerto for harp shouldn't seem uncharacteristic; it can convincingly be considered a close relative of the guitar, and the guitar was essential to the Argentine folk music that so fascinated Ginastera. He wrote his Harp Concerto during a period when he was consolidating folk influences into a more rugged contemporary language………
Godelieve Schrama – Harp Concertos from the Netherlands (2002)

Godelieve Schrama – Harp Concertos from the Netherlands (2002)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h18m41s | 309mb
NM Classics | cat. no. 92077
Handel; Boieldieu; Bochsa; Gossec - Harp Concertos (Laskin, Paillard) (1966)

Handel; Boieldieu; Bochsa; Gossec - Harp Concertos (Laskin, Paillard) (1966)
EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 295 MB | 66’55
Classical | Label: ERATO | Original Release Date: 1966 | FServe/FSonic

In October, 1738, a collection entitled "Six Concertos for Organ and Harpsichord, also for Violin, Oboe, and Other Instruments, in Seven Farts, composed by Mr. Haendel, Op. 4" appeared at Walsh's in London. The Concerto No. 6 in B-Major, transcribed here for harp, in keeping with the intentions of the composer and performance practices of the time, is issued from that collection. These concertos were all initially conceived to fill up the intervals during the oratorio, and their success depended greatly on Haendel's extraordinary talent for improvisation on the organ and harpsichord; Haendel would play a long, solemn, free prelude, and then would come the concerto that he would execute with spirit and grace. Haendel knew, in writing such works, of the need to capture the imagination of a large audience, which explains his taste for vigorous contrast, picturesque eloquence, and imposing effects…

Gliere · Ginastera · Harp Concertos  Music

Posted by enjopin at April 2, 2010
Gliere · Ginastera · Harp Concertos

Gliere · Ginastera · Harp Concertos · Rachel Master · Eileen Hulse · CLS · Hickox
Classical | EAC, APE, No Log | 231 MB
1 CD | Covers | rs.com | 1992

Ginastera · Villa-Lobos · Harp Concertos  

Posted by platico at Sept. 6, 2009
Ginastera · Villa-Lobos · Harp Concertos

Ginastera · Villa-Lobos · Harp Concertos · Susanna Mildonian · Nouvel Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio-France · Eduardo Mata
APE+CUE 222 MB | MP3 HQ 85 MB | Scans | EAC | Log | 1985

Handel · Boieldieu · Dittersdorf · Harp Concertos  

Posted by platico at Aug. 12, 2009
Handel · Boieldieu · Dittersdorf · Harp Concertos

Handel · Boieldieu · Dittersdorf · Harp Concertos · Marisa Robles · ASMF · Iona Brown
FLAC+CUE 289 MB | MP3 HQ 118 MB | EAC | No Log | Covers | 1990



This is a delightful disc and these recordings have been available for over 20 years. The opening theme of the Handel is a real joy, 'catchy' and very welcome. Marisa Robles captures the spirit if it to perfection and the larghetto is wonderfully controlled.