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Die Davidsharfe / Andrew Lawrence-King

Release Date: 03/23/2009 
Label:  Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Catalog #: 77386  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJohann Jacob FrobergerJohann Sebastian BachDietrich Buxtehude,   ... 
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[I]f you can play with the skill and musicianship of Andrew Lawrence-King, then the fact that you are offering up transcriptions quickly becomes an irrelevance. Combining the technical possibilities of a harpsichord with the dynamic flexibility of a lute (though over a wider range), the harp emerges here as an almost ideal solo instrument, able to escape its inevitable Celtic associations and stand as an interpretative tool of real power. . . . The results are completely successful, particularly the Partita, every one of whose complex moods and gestures Lawrence-King seems able to conquer with surprising vigour. It is unlikely that you will ever hear much of the music on this disc played more expressively . . . [which] is really saying Read more something when it applies to music as well known as Bach’s for solo violin. . . . [T]his is outstandingly sensitive and musical playing.

-- Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

Saul, HWV 53: King David's Air by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Toccata in D minor by Johann Jacob Froberger
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Prelude in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Passacaglia for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 161 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Toccata for Harpsichord no 4 by Matthias Weckmann
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Der Musicalisches Rüstkammer: Aria and Menuets in A minor by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Prelude in F major by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
David of the White Rock by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Romantic 

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