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  • #105456
    unknown-user
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    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?

    #105457
    Katrina Szederkenyi
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    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!

    #105458

    My favorites are Isabelle Moretti, Sandrine Chatrot, Kerstin Allvin, Marcel Grandjany and Judy Loman. 🙂

    Briggsie

    #105459
    deborah-nyack
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    Rita Costanzi.

    #105460
    Mel Sandberg
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    Saul, do you know Kathleen Alister?

    #105461
    unknown-user
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    No, I knew Miss Lawrence.

    #105462
    Mel Sandberg
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    Saul, could you perhaps furnish details of the recording of the Bax Elegiac Trio, that you were so impressed with.

    #105463
    Mel Sandberg
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    Hi, me again, posting again, hoping that Saul Davis could possibly pass on the info.

    #105464
    unknown-user
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    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.

    #105465

    There was a long thread on this in Professional harpists: http://www.harpcolumn.com/forum/message-view?message%5fid=165254

    #105466
    unknown-user
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    Try the exciting sounds of Lavinia Meijer (www.laviniameijer.com)!

    #105467
    unknown-user
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    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/Off

    #105468
    phoebe-powell
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    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 sound

    #105469
    harp guy
    Participant

    To answer your question about pitch, the answer is yes.

    #105470
    phoebe-powell
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    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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