Lavinia Meijer – Fantasies and Impromptus (2011) MCH SACD ISO + DSF DSD64

Lavinia Meijer – Fantasies and Impromptus (2011)
SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz  | 01:10:48 minutes | 3,52 GB
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:12:05 minutes | 2,84 GB
Genre: Classical | © Channel Classics Records

On her third CD for Channel Classics, the harpist Lavinia Meijer (28) has brought together popular Fantasies and Impromptus by Spohr, Fauré, Pierné, Saint-Saëns, Roussel and Glière. Added to these are world premieres on CD of two completely forgotten harpist composers: Johannes Snoer (1868-1936) and Gabriel Verdalle (1845-1912).

On her first and very successful CD for Channel Classics, ‘Divertissements’, Lavinia Meijer also recorded only compositions originally written for the harp, with works by Carlos Salzedo, André Caplet and Jacques Ibert. On her highly commended CD ‘Visions’ she presented twentieth-century repertoire, with works by Byrnes, Isang Yun and Takemitsu, in addition to Britten and Patterson.

Lavinia Meijer graduated cum laude at the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2005. She was awarded the Netherlands Music Prize in 2009.

Meijer here demonstrates the brilliance that has bagged her top prizes at harp competitions around the world. Her tone is luscious and richly expressive – she captures every particle of nuance in the music – Classic FM Magazine, August 2011

An excellent collection for anyone who loves the harp – Gramophone Magazine, August 2011

Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937)
1. Impromptu-Caprice, Op.9 6.11
Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
2. Fantaisie, Op. 35 8.41
3. Variations on ‘Je suis encore dans mon printemps’, Op. 36 6.28

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
4. Fantaisie, Op. 95 10.56

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
5. Impromptu, Op. 86 8.50
6. Une châtelaine en sa tour…, Op. 110 5.19

Gabriel Verdalle (1845-1912)
7. 2nd Impromptu 6.08

Johannes Snoer (1868-1936)
8. Fantasie über das Niederländische Volkslied “Wien Neerlandsch bloed” 8.20

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
9. Impromptu, Op. 21 5.46

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
10. Impromptu 4.00

Lavinia Meijer, harp




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