Unusual Harp Repertoire

E.T.A. HOFFMANN (1766-1822): Quintet for Harp and String Quartet in C Minor, AV 24, ANDRÉ CAPLET (1878-1935): 2 Divertissements, Conte fantastique, GEOFFREY GORDON (b.1968): Jeux de Création, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Dance sacrée et dance profane, GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924): Une châtelaine en sa tour, Op. 110, MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937): Jeux d’eau (arr. Anne-Sophie Bertrand).

Catalogue Number: 11X063

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.551444

Format: CD

Price: $13.98

Description: A tribute to the chromatic harp, which, with its rich colors and theatrical effects, was perfectly tuned to the impressionist and art nouveau atmosphere of the turn of the 20th century. Gordon’s Jeux de Création is inspired by music from the 1920s using both traditional and extended techniques, drawing on themes by Milhaud and Debussy to portray the past and present. Reflecting this aesthetic, the other works in this program include the artistry of Ravel and Faure, the quasi-orchestral effects of Debussy’s Danses, and Caplet’s sensuous and spectacular Divertissements. Anne-Sophie Bertrand (harp), L’Ensemble Ondine.


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