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Saitenwechsel: Helene Schutz Works for Solo Harp



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The inspiration for this recording and the choice of works came from the Gigue that ends J.S. Bach's Partita in B flat major. When I first heard it in concert I knew immediately that this composition would work wonderfully for the harp. With the Gigue as my starting point, I began to arrange the Partita for harp. Of course, the instrument does have other tonal qualities than the piano and, like any instrument, it has its technical limits when it comes to performance practice. When it comes to chromaticism, the mechanics of the harp are more limited than those of the piano, and one only has eight rather than ten fingers to play with. But it was precisely that challenge that fascinated me in the process of arranging the works: you first need to have a clear idea of the work's intention and to have formed your own view of its interpretation.
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Item number HC19008
Barcode 881488190083
Release date 01/04/2019
Category Classical
Label Hanssler Classic
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Scarlatti, Alessandro
Debussy, Claude
Liszt, Franz
Rameau, Jean-Philippe
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