Solo Harp: The Best of Yolanda Kondonassis

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Solo Harp: The Best of Yolanda Kondonassis is drawn from her discography on Telarc, going back to her first album in 1993, Scintillation, and continuing through a selection of her other CDs, A New Baroque, Pictures of the Floating World, Quietude, The Romantic Harp, and Salzedo's Harp. Kondonassis selected these tracks herself, not so much to highlight her catalog, but to mark her most memorable and personally satisfying moments in a 20-year recording career. The harpist's harpist, Carlos Salz?do, is well-represented in four tracks, "Chanson dans la nuit," "Scintillation," "Rumba," and "Bol?ro," and his virtuoso techniques are central to modern harp playing and this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Solo Harp: The Best of Yolanda Kondonassis is drawn from her discography on Telarc, going back to her first album in 1993, Scintillation, and continuing through a selection of her other CDs, A New Baroque, Pictures of the Floating World, Quietude, The Romantic Harp, and Salzedo's Harp. Kondonassis selected these tracks herself, not so much to highlight her catalog, but to mark her most memorable and personally satisfying moments in a 20-year recording career. The harpist's harpist, Carlos Salzédo, is well-represented in four tracks, "Chanson dans la nuit," "Scintillation," "Rumba," and "Boléro," and his virtuoso techniques are central to modern harp playing and this artist's dazzling style. Yet Kondonassis most often approaches the music she plays for its expressive sublimity and musicality, rather than for its showiness, so even though the brilliance of her technique is always apparent, much of the music of the program is quiet and atmospheric. Choosing music by Salzédo, Gabriel Pierné, Marcel Grandjany, J.S. Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, Erik Satie, George Gershwin, and Alphonse Hasselmans, Kondonassis has created an agreeable mix of display pieces and serious meditations, and the effect of this collection is to present Kondonassis not only as a world-class technician, but above all as a well-rounded musician.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2012
  • Label: Azica
  • UPC: 787867127322
  • Catalog Number: 71273
  • Sales rank: 105,677

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Impromptu-Caprice, for harp in A flat major, Op. 9 - Gabriel Pierné & Yolanda Kondonassis (5:58)
  2. 2 Rhapsodie for Harp, Op 10 - Marcel Grandjany & Yolanda Kondonassis (8:02)
  3. 3 Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996 (BC L166): Prelude; Presto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Yolanda Kondonassis (2:46)
  4. 4 Chanson dans la Nuit, versions for 1 or 2 harps - Carlos Salzédo & Yolanda Kondonassis (3:50)
  5. 5 Fantaisie for harp in A minor, Op. 95 - Camille Saint-Saëns & Yolanda Kondonassis (8:53)
  6. 6 Scintillation, for harp - Carlos Salzédo & Yolanda Kondonassis (10:03)
  7. 7 Preludes (3) for piano: Prelude No. 2 - George Gershwin & Yolanda Kondonassis (3:10)
  8. 8 La Source for harp, Op 44 - Alphonse Hasselmans & Yolanda Kondonassis (3:56)
  9. 9 Rumba, for harp (from "Suite of Eight Dances") - Carlos Salzédo & Yolanda Kondonassis (1:38)
  10. 10 Suite of Eight Dances, for harp (some have 2nd harp parts added later): Bolero - Carlos Salzédo & Yolanda Kondonassis (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yolanda Kondonassis Primary Artist
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