August 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm #143470
Hello fellow harpists!
I was wondering if anyone had repertoire ideas for early-late advanced harp and violin duets. I’ve performed: Fantasie/Saint Saens, Melodie/Gluck, Meditation/Massanet, Entract/ Ibert, Duo/Izmaylov, Olga (Ladies in Lavender)/Hess and 2 Romances by Tournier, and I own the Kikta Sonata.August 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm #143471Gretchen CoverParticipant
I’ve been through a lot of music trying to find harp and viola pieces. In my music drawer I found Berceuse op. 299 by Karl Oberthur. It has a great harp part. There is a beautifully played clip on youtube.August 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm #143472
Thanks for the title! I found it on youtube; very pretty.August 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm #143474Gretchen CoverParticipant
Also meant to suggest: Larghetto and Allegro for Violin and Harp by Gaetanio Donizetti and Sonata for Violin & Harp by Louis Spohr.
I’m not sure if this is still published – but available on IMSLP – is Serenade by L.M Tedeschi. The harp part is not difficult.August 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm #143475
Great, thanks again!August 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm #143502Elizabeth Volpé BlighParticipant
I made an edition of Dvorak’s Song to the Moon from Rusalka that can be played on violin and harp. If you email me, I can send it to you.September 24, 2014 at 10:49 am #144474erin-woodParticipant
I read through a duo by Marie-Martin Marin and I liked it very much. It is composed by a harpist and works well except for one tricky passage. It was at the music library, so not sure where it would be available. Also Rossini Andante con variazioni is nice.September 24, 2014 at 10:59 am #144475erin-woodParticipant
Also, these are the harp/violin duos available on imslp:
http://imslp.org/index.php?title=Category:For_harp%2C_violin&transclude=Template:CatintroSeptember 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm #144492paul-knokeParticipant
There are the Lorenz sonatas for harp and violin; quite lovely. They’re available in modern editions here:October 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm #144659
Paul and Erin,
Thank you for the links!
HannahOctober 9, 2014 at 10:37 am #144663kirk-kupenskyParticipant
Hannah–look into the Duo as well as the Larghetto for vln/harp by 19th c. Latvian composer Nicolai von Wilm. Both pieces are extremely well written for both instruments and have a bold, Slavic character. There are several YouTube videos of these works by European harpists. I play the Duo with a cellist and it never fails to bring the house down! Sheet music is available on the BYU Harp Archive.October 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm #144671patricia-jaegerMember
Hannah, In 1993 at the World Harp Congress event in Copenhagen, a harp-and-flute duo performed the Sonata Opus 135 by Erkki Melartin (Finland, 1875-1937) and its beauty was so immediately apparent I ordered it when I returned to the U.S. from International Music Services (now distributed by Vanderbilt Music Inc.) in Indiana. It is wonderful for violin and harp and I have performed it on violin with another harpist (I am professional on both instruments).
Another suggestion is a tango by Carlos Gardel (d. 1925) that was used in several movies such as the Hollywood one “The Scent of a Woman” starring Al Pacino. I arranged it for violin accompanied by harp and Por Una Cabeza can be ordered ($5.) from Vanderbilt Music and other harp music specialist dealers in England, Germany, and Australia.
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