De Marin: 3 Sonatas, Op. 15
The music featured on this release is a real discovery. The French composer Marie-Martin Marcel de Marin (1796-1850) was a mathematician, a Captain of Versailles' Dragoons, a violinist and, overall, the greatest harpist of his era. According to Fétis, “As a violinist he was the best amateur of his time. As a harpist he had no rivals.” All these works are heard here in their first recordings. Anna Pasetti has always divided her professional life between music and musicology. Considered to be one of the leading harp historians in the world, she is a performing harpist, teacher, lecturer, curator, researcher, editor and writer. Her awards include First Prize in the 1st International Contest “City of Ispra”, in the 2nd National Contest “Riviera of Versilia” in Camaiore, at the 10th National Contest for Music in Ensemble “City of Genova”, in the International Contest for harp in Spotorno, at the 8th International Contest “Premio Acqui Musica” in Acqui Terme, and in the 2nd Competition “Piero Rogger” in Mestre. She is presently president of the Italian Harp Association of which she was co-founder.