Grandjany’s Aria in Classic Style

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    sidney-butler on #146722

    Does anyone know of a recording by Grandjany himself playing this piece?

    unknown-user on #146723
    Yes, they are the same – I don’t know of any recordings of Grandjany himself playing, but there are several versions with strings posted on youtube –

    barbara-brundage on #146724

    The closest thing to a recording of Mr. Grandjany would probably be the recording done by Taka Kling and the Louisville symphony, which I believe he oversaw.

    You can get it on itunes now, but it’s badly digitized, in my opinion–doesn’t sound much like the original LP, which was part of a series of works by living composers. If you can find the LP (and have a way to play it), it’s a lovely recording.

    sidney-butler on #146725

    Barbara, is it this LP?

    I can’t tell from the listing who the harpist is.

    barbara-brundage on #146726

    No, that’s a much later recording. I have that one, too, somewhere, and I think it’s the harpist from the Stockholm symphony (can’t remember her name offhand).

    When there’s more light tomorrow I’ll dig them both out so I can give you the details. If you want the one in your link, I’d hold off–that recording comes up fairly often in the US if you don’t mind waiting. I often see it in second-hand LP stores.

    barbara-brundage on #146727

    Hmm, now that I think about it, that may actually be an early recording by Willy Postma, but I’ll have to dig it out to be sure of that.

    sidney-butler on #146728

    Thank you, Thank you.

    barbara-brundage on #146729

    Nope, I was wrong. It’s Christine Muhlbach on harp on the Orchestral Favorites recording.

    My copy of the recording of Taka Kling and Louisville just says “The Louisville Orchestra, First Edition Recordings, Robert Whitney/Jorge Mester conducting”.

    The outer sleeve appears to be a generic cover used for all the recordings in the series. There’s not even a mention of the actual album contents on it. The insert has the numbers LOU-701 and LS-701. The other pieces on it are “Ilinx” for Clarinet and orchestra by Antonio Taurello, and Concertino for Clarinet and Strings by Matyas Seiber, both with James Livingston as soloist.

    barbara-brundage on #146730

    Oops, sorry. Tauriello, not Taurello.

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