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Visions

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for harp in C major, Op. 83
>Patterson, Paul : Spiders, for harp, Op. 48
>Patterson, Paul : Bugs! for harp, Op. 93
>Byrnes, Garrett : Visions in Twilight, for harp
>Yun, Isang : In Balance for harp solo
>Takemitsu, Toru : Stanza II, for harp & tape
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Notes & Reviews:

Although music for the harp has been composed in every imaginable style over the centuries, certain structures and "rules" came into being that were largely obeyed by every self-respecting composer. But in the last century things changed and composers broke through the restrictions of the past. Lavinia Meijer's new album, 'Visions', presents a varied picture of harp repertoire from the last forty years. Featured composers include Benjamin Britten, Toru Takemitsu and Isang Yun.

"What a marvelous, inventive recital this is! One of the great things about harp music is that even the modern stuff usually sounds good. Happily, most of the works here sound good because of their modernity, not despite it the real discoveries are the two works by Paul PattersonAs with her previous recital for Channel Classics, Lavinia Meijer plays the entire stunningly engineered program magnificently, with a rich tone and, where required, a bubbly sense of humor. And let's face it, not a lot of harp music is actually funny. Listen, and be charmed." - Classics Today (10/10)

Gramophone Magazine
Her brilliance as a harpist is amply demonstrated in all of the pieces making up this recital...The recording is clear and immediate

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer (08/2009).



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for harp in C major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Lavinia Meijer (Harp)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1969

>Patterson, Paul : Spiders, for harp, Op. 48
  • Performer: Lavinia Meijer (Harp)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Patterson, Paul : Bugs! for harp, Op. 93
  • Performer: Lavinia Meijer (Harp)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Byrnes, Garrett : Visions in Twilight, for harp
  • Performer: Lavinia Meijer (Harp)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Written: 2000

>Yun, Isang : In Balance for harp solo
  • Performer: Lavinia Meijer (Harp)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1987

>Takemitsu, Toru : Stanza II, for harp & tape
  • Performer: Lavinia Meijer (Harp)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1971