GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Suite in D Minor, HWV 448 (transcr. John Christopher Smith the Elder [d.1763]), Harp Concerto, HWV 294, WILLIAM BABELL (1690-1723): Lascia ch'io pianga sung by sig.ra Isabella in the Opera Rinaldo, EDWARD JONES (1752-1824): The Microcosm Concerto composed by G. F. Handel, NICOLAS CHARES BOCHSA (1789-1856): Introduction founded on Handels' original recitative "O Let Eternal Honours" and Air "From Mighty Kings", For unto us a Child is born, ANON. (c. 1800): Thème avec Variations pour Harpe composé par G.F. Haendel.

Catalogue Number: 01L024

Label: Glossa

Reference: GCD 921303

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: The plethora of appearances of the harp in Handel's compositions, whether actual music or in sung or spoken references, and the vital contemporary musical culture of Welsh harpists who were branching out from folk music into art music, made for a variety of transcriptions of the master's music, played here on both Welsh and, for the Bochsa and Anon., period Erard harps. Jones, harpist to the Prince of Wales, uses one authentic Handelian theme but the rest, claimed as coming from "unpublished manuscripts" are perhaps his own. Mara Galassi (Welsh triple harp, Erard harp), Giovanni Togni (organ, harpsichord, fortepiano).


(requires cookies enabled)


Need to register? Click here.

(requires cookies enabled)

Your cart is currently empty.