An unconventional path to harp study
—by Matthew Overberg
When I tell my friends that I’ve recently started learning the harp, their first question is always “Why the harp?”
I mean, why wouldn’t anyone want to play an instrument that is equally heavenly (angels have literally been depicted playing the harp for millennia) and monstrous (the sheer size of it!)? Who wouldn’t want to play an instrument that sings to the back of a concert hall and doubles as a palace-worthy piece of decor?