What’s your favorite piece to perform?

  • Spectator
    marguerite-lynn-williams on #150811

    I’m compiling a list of fantastic solo harp works for pedal and lever harp that are fun and exciting to perform.

    Participant
    sherry-lenox on #150812

    Although they’re still a little bit in my future, I can’t wait to learn some of Laura Zaerr’s pieces for lever harp.

    They have folkish feel combined with beautifully polished music.

    When my teacher told me I’d one day be able to work on them I didn’t believe her, so it’s really a rush to be getting closer and closer to playing them.

    Participant
    Miriam Shilling on #150813

    I don’t know if this counts, because it is a duet, but I love performing

    Participant
    elinor-niemisto on #150814

    I just played in a harp ensemble concert in which we used several of your duet arrangements.

    Spectator
    marguerite-lynn-williams on #150815

    Thanks Elinor! I’m glad you enjoyed playing them.

    Participant
    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #150816

    Carlos Salzedo’s Scintillation would head the list, followed by his Variations. Other highlights have been his transcriptions of Mendelssohn and Debussy, the Faure Impromptu, the first Prelude by Alojz Srebotnjak, the Hindemith Sonata. That doesn’t mean they are necessarily the best pieces. The hardest to perform have been the Pescetti Sonata and the C.P.E. Bach Sonata (Lawrence edition). I have performed a lot of solo literature, and the way that Salzedo has of making the harp so sonorous is of great advantage to the performer. I have some unusual repertoire, but I’m not revealing my secrets.

    Participant
    Nadia Tjahja on #150817

    A little more jazzy is the ‘Around the Clock Suite’ by Pearl Chertok.
    Classical piece with jazzy slides and a story to tell. It’s different and fun to play because of the different techniques that are used.

    Also really enjoying playing the Sonata by JB Cardon
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp2ab8jSyMw)

    Member
    steven-todd-miller on #150818

    Respighi’s Notturno. I never get tired of it- haunting, romantic, beautiful.

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