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Echoes Of A Waterfall - Romantic Harp Music / Susan Drake


Release Date: 02/11/2003 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55128   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alphonse HasselmansFélix GodefroidLouis SpohrMikhail Glinka,   ... 
Performer:  Susan Drake
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"'Know the three things which are necessary to a man in a house: a virtuous wife, a cushion on his chair, and a well-tuned harp'; the Welsh law of AD 920 is quoted in the sleeve-note. A true daughter of Wales, Susan Drake certainly ensures that her harp is well tuned; and, as it happens, that everything else is right about it, too, including how to play it...everything is immaculately presented; in particular there are marvellously well managed passages where tunes, in harmonics or otherwise, are accompanied with beautifully-judged figurations. The recording, too, is very good. I do not suppose the law-makers of 920 visualized quite these circumstances of 1982; but their admonitions, in general terms, certainly seem very applicable Read more today."

-- Gramophone [6/1982]
Review of original release
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Works on This Recording

1.
La Source, Op. 44 by Alphonse Hasselmans
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
2.
Romance sans paroles "Bois Solitaire" by Félix Godefroid
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Prelude, Op. 52 by Alphonse Hasselmans
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
4.
Chanson de Mai, Op. 40 "Romance without words" by Alphonse Hasselmans
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
5.
Etude de Concert for Harp in E flat major, Op. 193 by Félix Godefroid
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
6.
Variations for Harp no 1 in F major, Op. 36 "Je suis encore dans mon printemps" by Louis Spohr
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Gotha, Germany 
7.
Variations (3) on a theme from Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" in E flat major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Russia 
8.
Echoes of a Waterfall by John Thomas
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
9.
Welsh Melodies (24) for Harp: no 13, Watching the Wheat by John Thomas
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1874; England 
10.
Megan's Daughter by John Thomas
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 

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