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Sons of Serendip Release Debut Recording

Sons of Serendip Release Debut Recording

The America's Got Talent quartet Sons of Serendip, featuring harpist Mason Morton, has released their debut studio recording. The new release is a self-titled compilation of the group’s most memorable performances on the show. In its first week out the album is...

Yolanda Kondonassis releases “Together” with Jason Vieaux

Yolanda Kondonassis releases “Together” with Jason Vieaux

Yolanda Kondonassis has released the CD Together with guitarist Jason Vieaux on the Azica label. The recording features original works for harp and guitar including Alan Hovhaness' Spirit of Trees, Xavier Montsalvatge's Fantasia, Máximo Diego Pujol's Suite Magica,...

Q and A with Ann Hobson Pilot

Q and A with Ann Hobson Pilot

This week Ann Hobson Pilot releases Astor Piazzolla: Escualo, her new recording with Lucia Lin and JP Jofre on the Harmonia Mundi label featuring the works of Astor Piazzolla. I asked the former Boston Symphony Orchestra principal harpist to tell us about the...

Hommage a Rameau

Hommage a Rameau

French harpist Ghislaine Petit-Volta has released Hommage à Rameau, a collection of "varied viewpoints on Jean Philippe Rameau" according to the disc's liner notes. In addition to Petit-Volta's transcriptions of the nine movements by Rameau in his first book of Pieces...

Anneleen Lenaerts releases new CD with Brussels Philharmonic

Anneleen Lenaerts releases new CD with Brussels Philharmonic

Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts has released a CD of harp concertos with the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Michel Tabachnik. The disc, which has been released on the Warner Classic label, includes harp concertos by Reinhold Glière (op. 78) and Joseph Jongen...

Complete Recordings of Lily Laskine

Complete Recordings of Lily Laskine

Warner Classics has just released Lily Laskine—The Complete Erato and HMV Recordings, a 14-CD set that spans the 23-year recording career of the famous French harp virtuoso. The collection includes Laskine's first recording—of Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp,...

Gilchrist Treats on New CD

Gilchrist Treats on New CD

Kudos to Maeve Gilchrist for her shout-out in the The Telegraph's May 5 list of Folk Music: Treats for Spring. Gilchrist is set to release her album 20 Chandler Street on May 20, and she "proves that the harp can take its place as a instrument to drive an album of...

Sivan Magen Releases “Fantasien”

Sivan Magen Releases “Fantasien”

Kudos to Sivan Magen for his April 9 profile in the classical music section ofThe Telegrah. The article follows the recent release of Magen's new "Fantasien" CD on the Linn Records label. The disc includes compositions by Bach, Brahms, Mozart, along with harpist...

Grammy Nom for Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Grammy Nom for Boston Symphony Chamber Players

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players have received a Grammy nomination for their recordingProfanes et Sacrées, which prominently features BSO principal harpist Jessica Zhou. The disc includes 20th century French chamber music, includingIntroduction and Allegro (Ravel,...

Elizabeth Hainen releases “Les Amis”

Elizabeth Hainen releases “Les Amis”

Elizabeth Hainen, principal harpist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, has released Les Amis, her new CD that explores the harp works of Claude Debussy and André Caplet and the friendship between the two French composers. Hainen is joined on the recording by her...