Heavenly Harp: Best Loved Classical Harp Music | Naxos 8578182

Heavenly Harp: Best Loved Classical Harp Music

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8578182

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26th June 2020

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About

One of the most antique of instruments, the harp has evolved from simple origins in entertaining the ancient civilisations of Greece, Assyria and Egypt, to the sophisticated 47-string pedal harps seen in orchestras today. The harp has always had a magical quality, but it really came of age as a solo instrument during the 19th century. Much of the repertoire here was created by composer/performers who were skilfully able to portray the natural world, atmospherically tug at our heartstrings in evocations of love and homeland, charm us with elegant lyricism and amaze our ears with virtuoso technical feats.

For those who are new to an instrument, the first question is often: where to start? The ‘Best Loved’ series offers an easy answer to that question and a perfect introduction to the wonderful, varied world of classical music. Spotlighting individual instruments in some of the best-loved pieces ever written, and with a mix of solo, chamber and orchestral works, the series provides a convenient introduction to classical music’s infinite variety of instrumental sounds and styles.

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