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"Ariadne's Legacy" - R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933): Complete Works for Harp / Judy Loman, Harp; Orford String Quartet; Toronto SO, Sir Andrew Davis; Trio Verlaine; Jaques Israelievitch, Violin; Eleanor James, Mez.; Lori Gemmell, Harp

Album Summary

>Schafer, R. Murray : The Crown of Ariadne, suite for harp, percussion & tape
>Schafer, R. Murray : Theseus, for harp & string quartet
>Schafer, R. Murray : Harp Concerto
>Schafer, R. Murray : Wild Bird, for violin & harp
>Schafer, R. Murray : Tanzlied, for mezzo-soprano & harp
>Schafer, R. Murray : Trio for flute, viola & harp
>Schafer, R. Murray : Songs (4), for mezzo-soprano & harp
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This groundbreaking release presents world-famous Canadian composer and philsopher R. Murray Schafer's complete works for harp. From historic recordings to never-before-released works, harpist Judy Loman presents this collection for the first time, many pieces commissioned by or written for her. Recognized as one of the world's foremost harp virtuosos, Judy Loman graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with the celebrated harpist Carlos Salzedo. She became principal harpist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1960. As a soloist, Judy Loman has won the admiration of audiences and critics alike across Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. In 2016 Judy Loman was made a member of the Order of Canada for her contribution to the Arts in Canada.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Beaches Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Oatano (1992); Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Onatario (1992); Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario (1992); St. Chrysostrom Chruch, Newmarket, Ontario (1992); St. Mark's Anglican Church, Vancouver (1992); Timothy's Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontano (1992); Beaches Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Oatano (1996); Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Onatario (1996); Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario (1996); St. Chrysostrom Chruch, Newmarket, Ontario (1996); St. Mark's Anglican Church, Vancouver (1996); Timothy's Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontano (1996); Beaches Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Oatano (2001); Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Onatario (2001); Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario (2001); St. Chrysostrom Chruch, Newmarket, Ontario (2001); St. Mark's Anglican Church, Vancouver (2001); Timothy's Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontano (2001); Beaches Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Oatano (2013); Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Onatario (2013); Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario (2013); St. Chrysostrom Chruch, Newmarket, Ontario (2013); St. Mark's Anglican Church, Vancouver (2013); Timothy's Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontano (2013).



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Works Details

>Schafer, R. Murray : The Crown of Ariadne, suite for harp, percussion & tape
  • Performers: Judy Loman (Harp); Judy Loman (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Orford String Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Schafer, R. Murray : Theseus, for harp & string quartet
  • Performers: Desmond Hoebig (Cello); Judy Loman (Harp); Kenneth Perkins (Violin); Sophie Renshaw (Viola)
  • Ensemble: Trio Verlaine
  • Running Time: 18 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1983

>Schafer, R. Murray : Harp Concerto
  • Performer: Judy Loman (Harp)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Ensemble: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Schafer, R. Murray : Wild Bird, for violin & harp
  • Performers: Jacques Israelievitch (Violin); Judy Loman (Harp)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schafer, R. Murray : Tanzlied, for mezzo-soprano & harp
  • Performers: Eleanor James (Mezzo Soprano); Judy Loman (Harp)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Schafer, R. Murray : Trio for flute, viola & harp
  • Performers: David Harding (Viola); Heidi Krutzer (Harp); Lorna McGhee (Flute)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Schafer, R. Murray : Songs (4), for mezzo-soprano & harp
  • Performers: Lori Gemmell (Harp); Eleanor James (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011