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Renee Fleming plays the harp!

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  • #106213
    don-hilsberg
    Participant

    Today, I enjoyed seeing the Met’s HD broadcast of Strauss’s “Capriccio.”

    #106214
    amy-hueber
    Participant

    That was very impressive indeed!

    #106215
    Malcolm Vye
    Participant

    I was also hugely impressed.

    #106216
    don-hilsberg
    Participant

    If you looked very closely (again, the wonders of HD!) you could see the string tension had been lowered considerably so Renee could place her fingers on the strings and “pluck” them; however, the secret was that a mute had been woven through the strings at the top, over the sharp discs, and at the center strip.

    #106217
    deborah-hoffman
    Participant

    I gave Renee a short lesson on hand position and she also insisted on knowing how to mime moving the pedals. She had the lesson videotaped so she could practice! There was a piece of fabric woven through the discs to “mute” the strings. It was actually my playing from the pit that was heard. It’s a tricky little passage with lots of pedal changes!

    #106218
    tony-morosco
    Member

    Deobrah,

    All I can say is, Well done to both of you. That was very convincingly done, and

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