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
Chanson dans la nuitby Carlos Salzedo Performer:
Susann McDonald (Harp)
Period: 20th Century Written: by 1927 Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs.