Brahms German Requiem with 3 harps?

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    phyllis-adams on #148461

    Just finished watching the dvd “Claudio Abbado: Hearing the Silence.” There is a clip him conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in April of 1997 with 3 harpists apparently doubling or splitting up the single harp part. Any thoughts?

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #148462

    Could you hear them?

    julia-reth on #148463

    It’s written for 2 harps doubling. But I have played it also with 3 harps, with Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, it is not unusual.

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