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Hertel: Harp Concertos / Aichhorn, Griffiths, Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777841  
Composer:  Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Performer:  Silke Aichhorn
Conductor:  Kevin Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Concertgoers and critics alike rave about Silke Aichhorn’s entertainingly moderated concerts, and her goal is nothing less than the redefinition of the image of the harp! Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Aichhorn is one of the most sought-after and versatile harpists of her generation. Following her release featuring Eichner’s harp concertos, she now interprets for cpo three harp concertos by Johann Wilhelm Hertel, a composer regarded as one of the most important representatives of the empfindsamer Stil during the German preclassical period. His concerto oeuvre comprises some fifty solo concertos, and seventeen harpsichord concertos by him are known today. Three works – heard on this release – are assigned to the harp or Read more harpsichord: "Concerto per la Harpa o il Cembalo concertato." The harp’s softer tone seems to make it the more suitable instrument for these charming works of brilliant virtuosity offering top-quality entertainment. Genuine enrichments of the quite compact harp repertoire are in store! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harp in D Major by Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Performer:  Silke Aichhorn (Harp)
Conductor:  Kevin Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
2.
Concerto for Harp in G Major by Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Performer:  Silke Aichhorn (Harp)
Conductor:  Kevin Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
3.
Symphony in B-Flat Major by Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Conductor:  Kevin Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
4.
Concerto for Harp in F major by Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Performer:  Silke Aichhorn (Harp)
Conductor:  Kevin Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 

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