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Rosetti: Six Harp Sonatas / Charlotte Balzereit


Release Date: 05/08/2007 
Label:  Arte Nova   Catalog #: 962270   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bohemian composer Antonio Rosetti was roughly a contemporary of Mozart. This set of six sonatas was originally published for keyboard with violin accompaniment (usually doubling the melody) in the early 1780s. The second edition designated the set for the recently developed pedal harp "or clavecin or fortepiano, with violin accompaniment." The six sonatas have become standards of the harp repertoire, performed without the violin, and Charlotte Balzereit performs them as solos here. Each of the sonatas is in three movements -- fast, slow, fast -- and is musically succinct, lasting between six and nine minutes. Some of the movements betray their roots as keyboard works; rapidly moving bass parts that would sound crisp on a clavecin Read more are a little muddy in the harp's lower register. Even though the sonatas are not hugely original, they are unfailingly graceful and charming and attractive, and their brevity perfectly suits the elegant simplicity of their musical material. German harpist Balzereit plays them with delicacy and lovingly nuanced attention to detail. The recorded sound is clean and bright, with just enough resonance.

– Stephen Eddins, All Music Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harp in F major, Op. 2 no 1 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
2.
Sonata for Harp in Eb, Op. 2 no 2 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
3.
Sonata for Harp in B flat major, D 21/K IV:13/3 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit (Harp)
4.
Sonata for Harp in G major, Op. 2 no 4 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
5.
Sonata for Harp in B flat major, Op. 2 no 5 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
6.
Sonata for Harp in C major, Op. 2 no 6 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 

Customer Reviews

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 Good value September 20, 2013 By mike b. (burnaby, British Columbia) See All My Reviews "pleasant listening. The harp sounds a little different than a modern concert harp but doesn't diminish enjoyment." Report Abuse
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