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Chamber Music For Harp / Valerie Milot

Milot / Tailleferre / Hersant / Schafer / Ravel
Release Date: 05/03/2011 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29985   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Germaine TailleferrePhilippe HersantR. Murray SchaferMaurice Ravel,   ... 
Performer:  Valerie MilotRaphael DubeFrancois VallieresJocelyne Roy,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alone or in the company of other instruments, the harp’s unique sonority can evoke either the wind blowing or the heart beating. So it is not surprising that such an instrument inspired the poet Alfred Tennyson to write, “Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might; / Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, pass’d in music out of sight.” This recording takes the listener through the 20th century, building in intensity as it reveals the harp’s many facets, whether in a solo, accompaniment or chamber music setting. Through the works presented here, the V of Valérie becomes the roman V, the soloist becoming part of a quintet. Alone or in the company of other instruments, the harp’s unique sonority can evoke either the wind blowing or the heart beating. So it is not surprising that such an instrument inspired the poet Alfred Tennyson to write, “Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might; / Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, pass’d in music out of sight.” This recording takes the listener through the 20th century, building in intensity as it reveals the harp’s many facets, whether in a solo, accompaniment or chamber music setting. Through the works presented here, the V of Valérie becomes the roman V, the soloist becoming part of a quintet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harp by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Valerie Milot (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; France 
2. Choral for Cello and Harp by Philippe Hersant
Performer:  Valerie Milot (Harp), Raphael Dube (Cello)
3. Wild Bird by R. Murray Schafer
Performer:  Valerie Milot (Harp)
4. Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Francois Vallieres (Viola), Valerie Milot (Harp), Jocelyne Roy (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
5. Quintet for Flute, String Trio and Harp no 2 by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Raphael Dube (Cello), Francois Vallieres (Viola), Valerie Milot (Harp),
Jocelyne Roy (Flute), Antoine Bareil (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; France 

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