Fresque Marine: Forgotten French Treasures For Har

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Catalog: WHR074

Rider, Alexander

An abundance of brilliant French harpists at the dawn of the last century led to composers in that country being galvanized to write for the harp as a solo instrument. Works by Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Pierné are still the staple repertoire of harpists, but there exists much more music unjustly neglected and, until now, almost forgotten. Fresque Marine brings this music once more into the light, using the intimate and rich tones of an original French Erard concert harp, such as the composers would have heard in their aural imagination. The recital features music by such well-known harpist composers as Renié and Tournier, but also celebrates less well-known composers, particularly pieces by female composers, all brought forth in a kaleidoscope of subtle colors.

Price: $37.98