Who is Poenitz?

  • Spectator
    Calista Anne Koch on #150025

    I love the Music Box, but I have no idea who the compose Poenitz
    is… a harpist? a prolific composer?

    Participant
    MusikFind1 on #150026

    Poenitz, (Ponitz) Franz ( 1850 – 1913 )

    Germany, Bischofswerda ? Berlin harpist

    “At the turn of the century, Hol?, Poenitz and Posse were the “royal trio” of the harp world, not only because they were members of the Royal Orchestra in Berlin, but also because they were generally viewed as the top virtuosi of their profession. ——–“

    Spectator
    Calista Anne Koch on #150027

    ok.

    Participant
    carl-swanson on #150028

    Wikingerfahrt?

    Participant
    alexander-rider on #150029

    MAN Carl you are like, so mature! 😛

    Participant
    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #150030

    Poenitz is probably written as P?nitz in German, in which the ? would sound like the “oo”
    in “book”. The emphasis is on the first syllable, and the “z” sounds like an “s”.

    Participant
    Anton Sie on #150031

    I think the “oe” in Poenitz is spoken like the “eu” in “feu” (French), just a bit more stretched. Is there any English word with this sound? I think it shouldn’t be pronounced like the “oo” in “book”, that would be a Dutch pronounciation (“boek” (Dutch) sounds almost the same as “book” (English)).

    Keymaster
    HBrock25 on #150032

    Hello everyone from Italy. I would like to inform you that since May is available the new CD “Poenitz – Works for Harp” beautifully played by a talented harpist named Laura Vinciguerra. This relase include several world premiere recordings like (amongst the others) the magnificent “Nordische Ballade” and a impressive “Capriccio Op. 73 for Harp and Clarinet”. As far as I know this is the first and only recording totally dedicated to this composer. You can find in Amazon and several other CD store in Brilliant Classics catalogue #9179.

    http://www.amazon.com/Poenitz-Works-Harp-Franz/dp/B003H2E342

    More infos on Franz Poenitz here:

    http://www.franz-poenitz.de/

    More info on Laura Vinciguerra here:

    http://www.lauravinciguerra.com

    Participant
    karen-conoan on #150033

    “The Music Box” is a favorite piece of mine so I appreciate this

    Participant
    julia-reth on #150034

    You are absolutely right. The sound oe doesn’t exist in English. “Feu” is pretty close to the exact sound.

    Participant
    jessica-wolff on #150035

    oe = o-umlaut. Difficult to describe. Somewhere between long o and long a (in English).

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