CharM / Marshall McGuire, harp.
Featured Australian works
||Charm (1995) — trios: flute, harp, viola||Gerard Brophy||7 mins, 19 sec.|
||Rough magic (1996) for solo harp||Andrew Ford||8 min, 3 sec.|
||Lair of sweet caterpillar blossoms (1997) for harp solo||Carlo Giacco||6 mins, 11 sec.|
||Sonata for harp (1951) for harp solo
Recorded/performed at: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, on Mar 01.
|Peggy Glanville-Hicks||Marshall McGuire||9 mins, 48 sec.|
||Chamber of horrors (1995) for harp solo||Elena Kats-Chernin||6 mins, 51 sec.|
||The arch window (1998) for solo harp||Paul Stanhope||5 mins, 59 sec.|
Harpist Marshall McGuire is the world's greatest champion of new music for the harp. His particular passion for 20th Century music is reflected in this 2CD set which draws on recordings from two of his best albums including the ARIA Best Classical Album nominated Twentieth Century Harp.
Featuring works by Britten, Hindemith, Takemitsu, Kats-Chernin, Pärt, and Brophy including many pieces written especially for him, McGuire's performances of the 20th century repertoire can only be described as virtuosic.
Duration: 137 min.
Contents note: CD 1: Vers la source dans le bois / Marcel Tournier -- Sonata / Paul Hindemith -- In a landscape / John Cage -- Sonata / Peggy Glanville-Hicks -- Sequenza II / Luciano Berio -- Suite, op. 83 / Benjamin Britten -- Stanza II / Toru Takemitsu -- The arch window / Paul Stanhope -- CD 2: Marches / Franco Donatoni -- Two scenes from 'Shameful vice' / Michael Finnissy -- Chamber of horrors / Elena Kats-Chernin -- Pari intervallo / Arvo PÃ¤rt -- 'Dreaming' from Suite: The Tempest / Michael Tippett -- Rough magic / Andrew Ford -- The lair of sweet caterpillar blossoms / Carlo Giacco -- Vezelay / Alessandro Solbiati -- CharM / Gerard Brophy.
This product forms part of the following series: ABC classics.
Booklet includes programme notes and biographical notes on McGuire.
Recording level: DDD
Capture session: Recorded March 2001 in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (CD1) ; and 12 August, 1 October, and 4 December 1997 in Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney (CD2).
Performers: Marshall McGuire (harp) ; Patricia Pollett (viola: Brophy) ; Geoffrey Collins (flute: Brophy).
Score: Charm / Gerard Brophy.
- CD booklet notes: CharM [ABC Classics: 4765951]
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