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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lily Laskine & Marielle Nordmann - Concert pour deux harpes (1993)

There are not a lo of works that feature a harp duet, so many of the works (and even the composers) will likely seem unfamiliar. If you like the sound of harp, though, you will not be diappointed. Bother performers are excellent and at their top of their field.

Lily Laskine (August 31, 1893 - January 4, 1988) was one of the most prominent harpists of the twentieth century. She was a frequent performing partner of several distinguished French flautists, including Marcel Moyse and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Laskine also served as professor of harp at the Conservatoire de Paris from 1948 to 1958. She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1958.

Marielle Nordmann was born in France, and started the piano at the age of 6. When she was 10 she met the legendary harpist Lily Laskine, a meeting that was to determine her choice of instrument and career. She was co-founder of the Journées Internationales de la Harpe in Arles, and of the Lily Laskine International Harp competition in Paris, and has also set up master classes for children under the aegis of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris. From 1989 to 1999 she taught in Argentina, where she created the first national harp competition. She is currently Chair of the judging panel for Music of the Banque Populaire Group’s foundation, and has just created the festival “les Musicales” in Paris for them.

Track List:
  1. La Source, Op 23 (Albert Zabel)
  2. Grand Duo Pour Deux Harpes : Allegro (John Thomas)
  3. Grand Duo Pour Deux Harpes : Adagio (John Thomas)
  4. Grand Duo Pour Deux Harpes : Rondo (John Thomas)
  5. Etude En La Majeur (Robert-Nicolas-Charles Bochsa)
  6. Etude Valse En Fa Dièse Mineur (Robert-Nicolas-Charles Bochsa)
  7. Second Duo Pour Harpe, Op 31 : Andante (Martin-Pierre Dalvimare)
  8. Second Duo Pour Harpe, Op 31 : Tema Con Variazioni (Martin-Pierre Dalvimare)
  9. Romance, Op 3 N 2 (Carl Maria Von Weber)
  10. Cavatine Variée D'Après "Di Tanti Palpiti" De Rossini (Theresia Demar)
  11. Londonderry Air (Théodore Labarre)
  12. Follets (Alphonse Hasselmans)
  13. Prélude N 4 (Marcel Tournier)
  14. Spukhafte Gavotte, Op 75 (Franz Poenitz)
 Sources: Wikipedia, Harp Masters.

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