Phantasy


Wilhelm Klepper, violin
Susanne Schumm, harp

 


sound samples
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works


order no. CCD 205
EAN 4028183002051

about this recording:
The sound of the harp, the atmosphere of the phantastic, of fairy tales and elves - the harp has been always been associated with these terms in musical history. And the romantic epoch found in this instrument the ideal embodiment of its ideas. Yet also contemporary composers are lured by the tonal abilities of the harp to venture into romantic spheres. Let yourself too be taken to the realm of fantasy by this harmoniously sounding combination of violin and harp.
sound samples (Windows Media):
Klepper, Fantasie: Rapido - Ravel, Habanera - Saint-Saëns , Fantasie
reviews:
“The conventionally composed music is pleasantly peaceful and lets the listener sink into reveries without being in the least boring. Klepper plays his own work masterly and with a very beautiful sound. Susanne Schumm is an equal partner on the harp and with her interpretation gives the intended oriental exotic tuch to this work... With Saint-Saëns’ Fantasie op. 124 both musicians again prove their excellent skills. Technical mastership and high musicality again lure the listener into reveries” (Das Orchester 2/94)
works:
Wilhelm Klepper (born 1924): Orientalische Fantasie
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Piéce en forme de habanera, Pavane
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Fantasie op. 124
Tomaso Vitali (1665-1706): Ciaccona

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