Joseph Lauber 1864–1952


Joseph Lauber, Rachel TalitmanJoseph Lauber 1864–1952
Rating: 4.5 harps
Rachel Talitman, harp; Harp & Co., 2013.

Who was Joseph Lauber?

Wikipedia tells us he was a Swiss composer who studied organ with Joseph Rheinberger and composition with Jules Massenet.  He then headed up a theatre in Geneva and wrote loads of music.

But have you ever heard this music? Not I, until this most luxurious album came into my mailbox. I must say I can’t decipher a name for the CD beyond Joseph Lauber 1864–1952. And finding anything about the performers or the project itself proved mightily difficult. But this is one of the most beautiful finds I have made in a long while.

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Alison Young is a classical music host and producer at Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. She left a successful career as a flutist a decade ago after she developed a neurological disorder, but before then enjoyed many years traveling the world giving recitals, performing concertos, playing with some of the finest orchestras, and recording her own discs. Nowadays, Young spins discs and is always on the lookout for the next best thing. You can contact her at

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