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Romantic Music for Harp / Haas


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579015  
Composer:  John ThomasBedrich SmetanaPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlbert Zabel,   ... 
Performer:  Pauline Haas
Number of Discs: 1 
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The harp is often said to be the Romantic instrument par excellence, and for this recording the award-winning young harpist Pauline Haas takes the listener on a journey through the repertoire, from the melancholic balladry of John Thomas’s The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land to the stunning virtuosity of Albert Zabel’s Fantasy. Alongside Smetana’s perennial favorite Die Moldau she presents her own arrangements, which include the apotheosis of romantic longing, the ‘Liebestod’ from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. The harp is often said to be the Romantic instrument par excellence, and for this recording the award-winning young harpist Pauline Haas takes the listener on a journey through the repertoire, from the melancholic balladry of John Thomas’s The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land to the stunning virtuosity of Albert Zabel’s Fantasy. Alongside Smetana’s perennial favorite Die Moldau she presents her own arrangements, which include the apotheosis of romantic longing, the ‘Liebestod’ from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Minstrel's Adieu to his Native Land by John Thomas
Performer:  Pauline Haas (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
2.
Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Pauline Haas (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
3.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Pauline Haas (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
4.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 10, Octobre "Chant d'automne" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Pauline Haas (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
5.
Fantasy on themes from Gounod's Faust, Op. 12 by Albert Zabel
Performer:  Pauline Haas (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
6.
Preludes and Fugues (6) for Piano, Op. 35: no 1 in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Pauline Haas (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
7.
Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Pauline Haas (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 

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