Author alison young

Alison Young is a classical music host and producer at Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. She left a successful career as a flutist a decade ago after she developed a neurological disorder, but before then enjoyed many years traveling the world giving recitals, performing concertos, playing with some of the finest orchestras, and recording her own discs. Nowadays, Young spins discs and is always on the lookout for the next best thing. You can contact her at ayoung@mpr.org.

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Indigo

Indigo—Lune Bleue Trio: Clotilde Trouillaud, harp; Erwan Bérengue, guitar; Jean-Marie Stephen, percussion

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Taylor Street

Taylor Street

Taylor Street: Carol Robbins, harp, with Billy Childs, piano/Fender Rhodes; Bob Sheppard, sax/clarinet; Larry Koonse, guitar; Curtis Taylor, trumpet; Darek Oles, bass; Gary Novak, drums; and Ben Shepherd, electric bass. Jazzcats, 2016

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Ginastera: One Hundred

Ginastera: One Hundred; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Orli Shaham, piano; Gil Shaham, violin; Jason Vieaux, guitar; Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra. Oberlin Music, 2016.

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Noël Nouvelet

Noël Nouvelet Caroline Leonardelli, harp; Julie Nesrallah, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Larkin, organ; Cen Classics, 2016. What does…

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Wild Harp

Wild Harp is a stunning collection of enchanting textures and colors, and an album that may motivate your own creativity or, at the very least, inspire you to listen in a whole new way.

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Divers

Divers Joanna Newsom, harp and vocals; Drag City, 2015. Storytelling in sound and color, words…

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Elva

Tristan le Govic, Celtic harp and vocals, and Lise Enochsson, vocals, 2014. “Everything is possible…

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Memento

Memento Remy van Kesteren, harp, Nora Fischer, soprano, Eric Vloeimans, trumpet, Mirovia Quartet; self-released, 2014.…

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Allume

Allume Carrol McLaughlin, harp; Brian Luce, flute; Albany Records, 2013. 4.5 harps With the freshness…

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Les Amis

Les Amis Elizabeth Hainen, harp; Michael Stern, conductor; IRIS Orchestra; Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Roberto Diaz,…

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Remy

Remy Remy van Kesteren, harp; Harmonia Mundi, 2013. 5 harps The guy’s got it all—the looks,…