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New Discs for Fall

New Discs for Fall

This season has ushered in many new harp CD releases. A few we're particularly excited about: "French Reflections," Sivan Magen's new disc for Linn Records, includes quintessential staples of the French harp repertoire such as Tournier's Sonatine,...

Joanna Newsom’s New Album Out Soon

Joanna Newsom’s New Album Out Soon

Singer/songwriter/harpist Joanna Newsom, who we featured in 2007, has announced the release of her new album Divers on October 23. It has been five years since the release of Newsom's last recording, Have One on Me. The music on Divers is described as "a wheeling...

Edmar Castaneda, Live at the Jazz Standard

Edmar Castaneda, Live at the Jazz Standard

"Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble; Live at the Jazz Standard" is the latest release by Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda. The recording features Castaneda, performing on his Llanera style harp, with friends from around the world in a November 2014 concert at the...

Q and A with Emmanuel Ceysson

Q and A with Emmanuel Ceysson

Harpists are abuzz with talk of the recent Metropolitan Opera Orchestra audition, where Emmanuel Ceysson emerged victorious to fill the Principal Harpist vacancy left by the late Deborah Hoffman. Between winning a dream gig and releasing a new CD, it's been quite a...

Juan Pablo Contreras releases “Silencio en Juárez”

Juan Pablo Contreras releases “Silencio en Juárez”

Mexican composer Juan Pablo Contreras has released his new recording Silencio en Juárez on the Albany recording label. The album features his concerto for harp, Ángel Mestizo, performed by Kristi Shade and the Claremont Avenue Chamber Orchestra. Shade also gave the...

Rachel Talitman releases “Anthony Girard Music for Harp”

Rachel Talitman releases “Anthony Girard Music for Harp”

Rachel Talitman has released Anthony Girard Music for Harp, featuring works by the French composer. Included is the debut recording of Girard's double concerto for violin, harp and orchestra Voyage au gre des illusions (A Journey through illusions), which is dedicated...

Lavinia Meijer releases “Voyage”

Lavinia Meijer releases “Voyage”

Lavinia Meijer has released her new recording "Voyage" for Sony Classical. The recording includes works from French composers including the harp staples Introduction and Allegro, by Ravel, and Danses Sacree et Profane, by Debussy. On her website Meijer describes her...

Q and A with Claire Jones

Q and A with Claire Jones

If you watched the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, you've already heard harpist Claire Jones, who served as Royal Harpist to HRH Prince of Wales from 2007–2011 and got to perform for the legendary ceremony in 2011. (See a list of other Royal...

Floraleda Releases Intimamente Tango

Floraleda Releases Intimamente Tango

Floraleda Sacchi has released Intimamente Tango, her new recording with violinist Maristella Patuzzi of works by Astor Piazzolla on the Decca label. The disc includes standards such as "Libertango" and the "Histoire du Tango" suite, along with other less well-known...

Park Stickney Releases New CD

Park Stickney Releases New CD

Jazz harp guru Park Stickney has released a new solo recording, All Harp—Globe Live. The disc features original compositions, along with Park's improvisational take on everything from standards (Duke Ellington's "Caravan") to rock (Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody) to...