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Quietude

Quietude

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by Yolanda Kondonassis
     
 
Few instruments evoke an atmosphere of rapt intimacy better than the harp, and this lovely, lyrical program will surely please those looking for some soothing background music. There's also plenty of musical pleasure here for those who want to listen more carefully. In her various recordings on the Telarc label, Yolanda Kondonassis has proven to be a performer of

Overview

Few instruments evoke an atmosphere of rapt intimacy better than the harp, and this lovely, lyrical program will surely please those looking for some soothing background music. There's also plenty of musical pleasure here for those who want to listen more carefully. In her various recordings on the Telarc label, Yolanda Kondonassis has proven to be a performer of intelligence, taste, and impeccable musicianship. This disc offers some selections one has come to expect on a classical "relaxation" album -- a "Gymnopédie" by Satie and Debussy's "Réverie," for example -- but most of the repertory is less predictable. The CD opens and closes with some ecstatically meditative pieces by the French composer and harpist Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961). In between, our ears are treated to a sweet "Song Without Words" by Mendelssohn, an exquisitely delicate "Notturno" by Respighi, and a charmingly old-fashioned "Berceuse" by Sibelius. Other selections by Debussy, Chopin, and Satie round out this beautifully recorded recital. The three "Gnossiennes" of Satie are particularly well done; Kondonassis captures their quirkiness as well as their melancholy with unaffected eloquence.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2001
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408053320
catalogNumber:
80533
Rank:
112785

Tracks

  1. Introspection  - Carlos Salzédo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  2. Rêverie, for piano, L. 68  - Claude Debussy  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  3. Gymnopedie for piano No.1, for piano  - Erik Satie  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  4. Quietude, transcribed for harp  - Carlos Salzédo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  5. Song without Words for piano No. 31 in E flat major, Op. 67/1  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  6. Pezzi (6), for piano, P, 44: Notturno  - Ottorino Respighi  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  7. Gnossienne, for piano No.1, for piano  - Erik Satie  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  8. Gnossienne, for piano No.2, for piano  - Erik Satie  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  9. Gnossienne, for piano No.3, for piano  - Erik Satie  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  10. Pour le piano, suite for piano, L. 95: Sarabande  - Claude Debussy  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  11. Prelude for piano No. 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT 172  - Frédéric Chopin  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  12. Prelude for piano No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT 169  - Frédéric Chopin  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  13. Prelude for piano No. 20 in C minor, Op. 28/20, CT 185  - Frédéric Chopin  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  14. Pensées Lyriques (10), for piano, Op. 40: No. 5, Berceuse  - Jean Sibelius  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods
  15. Petits préludes intimes (5) for harp  - Carlos Salzédo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Yolanda Kondonassis  - Tânia Mara  -  Robert Woods

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