From Elizabeth Jaxon's blog:
After five very intense days, the Dutch Harp Festival and Competition concluded with a grand finale concert on Sunday: No Harp, No Glory! The three finalists of the competition performed with the Ludwig orchestra, under the direction of Ed Spanjaard. For this final round, each competitor played the first movement of a concerto by either the Glière or Reineke, followed by a world premiere of Fantasia for harp and orchestra by Paul Patterson, and ended with a free-choice “storytelling” solo.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich
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Exciting encore or recital piece for advanced and professional harpists. The cadenza can be used separately for orchestral or ballet engagements.
Look for a recording of this work by Marcia Dickstein. Buy it at fatrockink.com.
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From Kimberly Rowe's blog:
What better way to celebrate Maurice Ravel's birthday than by re-posting this amazing performance of Isabelle Moretti playing his iconic harp composition "Introduction and Allegro." Ravel was born March 7 1875 in Ciboure, France. This performance took place September 7, 2010, at the Festival International de Musique de Wissembourg. Enjoy!more...
Grammy winner Kent Knappenberger on CBS This Morning
And the first-ever Grammy Music Educator Award goes to… a harpist! Kent Knappenberger, who teaches music at Westfield Academy and Central School, in Westfield, N.Y., is slated to receive the inaugural prize at a Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception on Jan. 25; the live 56th Grammy Awards event takes place on January 26, 2014. Knappenberger was featured in a CBS This Morning segment that aired on Jan. 21. We spotted the all-around musician playing his Celtic harp during and...more...
Harp Column Hints For Posting
From HC Staff's blog:
As a music scholar, I of course like to make my meaning as clear as possible. So I always make sure to use the special Markdown syntax to format my posts so they look their best! Here's how you can do the same:
Line spaces between blocks of type -- paragraphs, in other words -- are very easy. Just separate them with an extra "enter" (hit "enter" twice).
Bold and Italics
It's very easy to add emphasis with bold and italics! I made this line by typing in the...more...