March 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm #105456
I would love to have the second trio recording by Grujon, Mony and Alister. Mony is now in Victoria, B.C., last I heard. Miss Alister gave Miss Lawrence a beautiful pin she often wore for teaching. Is your grandfather still with us and playing?March 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm #105457Katrina SzederkenyiParticipant
I can’t believe nobody has mentioned Nicanor Zabaleta!!!! There aren’t many recordings, but you should definatly listen to his cd of spanish music, as well as his version of Rodrigo’s “concierto serenata”. brilliant!March 16, 2008 at 6:19 pm #105458Briggsie B. PeawiggleParticipant
My favorites are Isabelle Moretti, Sandrine Chatrot, Kerstin Allvin, Marcel Grandjany and Judy Loman. 🙂
BriggsieMarch 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm #105459deborah-nyackParticipant
Rita Costanzi.March 18, 2008 at 8:23 pm #105460
Saul, do you know Kathleen Alister?March 19, 2008 at 12:42 am #105461
No, I knew Miss Lawrence.March 21, 2008 at 10:27 am #105462
Saul, could you perhaps furnish details of the recording of the Bax Elegiac Trio, that you were so impressed with.March 25, 2008 at 7:06 pm #105463
Hi, me again, posting again, hoping that Saul Davis could possibly pass on the info.March 27, 2008 at 1:35 am #105464
It is searchable. I saw some information somewhere on the ‘net. They did two recordings, probably in London. I think they appeared on more than one label. Here, I found it as a Westminster cassette tape. The tape has on it the Bax Elegiac Trio, Lavry Suite Concertante, and a trio by Voss.April 1, 2008 at 6:37 am #105465Elizabeth Volpé BlighParticipant
There was a long thread on this in Professional harpists: http://www.harpcolumn.com/forum/message-view?message%5fid=165254July 21, 2008 at 11:14 pm #105466
Try the exciting sounds of Lavinia Meijer (www.laviniameijer.com)!February 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm #105467
Look for Alison Vardy. She is a Celtic solo harp player from South Coastal British Columbia, Canada.
My favorite songs from her are:
1.) Hornby Hornpipe/OffFebruary 11, 2009 at 5:15 am #105468phoebe-powellParticipant
I would say Grandjany. My harp teacher has some LP’s, that were her Mum’s (who studied with Grandjany and so did my harp teacher), of Grandjany and Salzedo and many others. We’ll often be going through a piece and when it’s not working we go to the LP player and find the song, and then listen to it. I find it really helpful for me to listen to the piece and that will help me find the meaning of the piece. The recordings are in really good shape and sound is so fantastic. I love how clear Grandjany’s playing is.
I do have one question, and that is, did people tune their harps at a lower pitch back in Salzedo and Grandjany’s day? Cause when I hear Grandjany play Le Bon Petite Roi d’Yvetot, it sounded as if the strings were a lot lower pitched, cause when I go back to play it it sounds as if it’s in a different key. The soundFebruary 11, 2009 at 11:49 am #105469harp guyParticipant
To answer your question about pitch, the answer is yes.February 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm #105470phoebe-powellParticipant
Do you think that it would have been easier to play fast pieces because the strings were at a lower tension?
I remember my Mum telling me that in the Baroque era the pitch was lower, and that it was a lot easier for singers and wind players to do high notes. She also said that wind players were less likely to die from an exploding blood vessel in the brain as well! I wonder why the pitch got higher?
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