The harp is the ultimate romantic icon: the instrument of angels, and of Cupid, the god of love. One of the world’s oldest musical instruments, yet one of the most versatile and cherished, its modern counterpart also has the largest range of any orchestral instrument.
This extensive collection brings together an impressive range of concertos for harp, contrasting the towering figures of Handel and Mozart with gems by lesser-known composers such as Boieldieu, Albrechtsberger, Wagenseil, Krumpholz, Dussek, Spohr, Reinecke, Pierné, Saint-Saëns, into the 20th century with Ginastera, Lutoslawski and Alwyn.
A treasure trove of attractive concertos for that still slightly underrated solo instrument, the harp! • A worthy successor to the ever extending series of Instrumental Solo Concertos Editions on Brilliant Classics, previous issues including piano, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, horn, viola da gamba and recorder