Wagner Gotterdammerung: Solti, Vienna Phil video with six harps – who are these harpists?

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #149339

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkOiKy6sXfDoesn’t it sound fabulous with the six harps? Does anyone know who they are?

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #149340

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkOiKy6sXfM

    Leave out the “Doesn’t” and this link will work.

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    sherry-lenox on #149341

    YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR THEM!!!!!!!!!!!

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    jessica-wolff on #149342

    Wagner may have been a nasty you-know-what, but he potentially gave employment to a lot of harpists. I say potentially, because I believe most orchestras have to make do with two harps covering for six. I imagine that Wagner knew what he was doing when he asked for six. This is really impressive! So is Solti, for that matter.

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    julia-reth on #149343

    One of them is Hubert Jelinek, the others I don’t know. If you want I can ask the retired harpists of the VPO, Harald Kautzky or Anna Lelkes.

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    phyllis-adams on #149344

    Did you see this on the Netflix movie: Solti: The Golden Ring?

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    Philippa mcauliffe on #149345

    Did they get special dispensation to let in the female harpists do you think?

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