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The World Of The Harp / Susann Mcdonald


Release Date: 12/11/1992 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3005   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carlos SalzedoMateo Pérez de AlbenizIsaac AlbenizDavid Watkins,   ... 
Performer:  Susann McDonald
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Susann McDonald, one of today's great harpists, takes the listener into the romantic world of the harp. This enchanting program has become an all-time Delos favorite. The concert harp familiar to today's audiences has a long and fascinating history, and in this album Susann McDonald gives the listener a sense of the instrument's continuity. The harp goes as far back, in documented history, as 3000 B.C., in Mesopotamia and Egypt. The first European harps appeared in Ireland, where the harp is still considered the national instrument. The Irish harp, popular throughout the ages, was so easily portable that it became a favorite of bards in the courts of Europe. Among South American harps, the Paraguayan harp is the most sophisticated, Read more standardized and popular. It is the official national instrument of Paraguay. 'Nothing short of mesmerizing' - Billboard 'A guidebook to the instrument and its unique colors... One can almost imagine the harp right in the listening room.' - Audio Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chanson dans la nuit by Carlos Salzedo
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard in D major, Op. 13 by Mateo Pérez de Albeniz
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3.
Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: no 8, Rumores de la caleta by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Fire Dance by David Watkins
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
La Guabina by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6.
Llanos by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
7.
Believe me if all those endearing young charms by Traditional
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Irish Harp)
Written: Ireland 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Susann McDonald 
8.
Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Susann McDonald 
9.
Suite: Courante by Antoine Francisque
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10.
Suite: Pavane et Bransles by Antoine Francisque
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
11.
Etude de Concert "Au Matin" by Marcel Tournier
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Macdonald 
13.
Jazz Band, Op. 33 by Marcel Tournier
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14.
La Source, Op. 23 by Albert Zabel
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Susann McDonald 
15.
Siciliana by Marcel Grandjany
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16.
La Mandoline, Op. 84 by Elias Parish Alvars
Performer:  Susann McDonald (Paraguayan Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844-1845 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: MacDonald 

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