I love the Music Box, but I have no idea who the compose Poenitz
is… a harpist? a prolific composer?
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. ——–“
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)).
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.
More infos on Franz Poenitz here:
More info on Laura Vinciguerra here:
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