Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Video: Beautiful Music from an 18thc Harp

Friday, August 17, 2018

Susan reporting,

Here's a wonderfully peaceful way to ease into the weekend: harpist Nancy Hurrell plays a short selection on an 18thc French pedal harp in the collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Made in Paris around 1785 by master luthier and harp-maker Godefroi Holtzman, the harp, right, is an exquisitely beautiful instrument, a work of art even if it didn't make such lovely music. For more information about the harp, please see the museum's page here.

Romance from Sonata in B-flat major (op.13, no. 1), 1775-90, by Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, performed by Nancy Hurrell.

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Janice Manen said...


Donna Hatch said...

As a harpist, I can only imagine what it would be like to play on an instrument that old. Beautiful!!!

Lucy said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful music: you've just given me an idea for the instrument my heroine ought to play. :-)

Frank D. Harris said...

What a wonderful music, how elegant the performer is, great.

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