The harp is one of the oldest and most versatile instruments around. Known for more than five thousand years, it has bewitched kings and maidens, has been played in streets and on clouds, sounds at times sweet and melancholy, then hefty and danceable. It is the restrained chirping instrument of the angles and accompanied minstrels and wandering musicians; it may be found on concert stages and in jazz clubs. Once it was spread all over the world; today, it is still common in large parts of Centrals and Southern America, in Europe and in the Sub-Sahara; in Asia it only survived in Myanmar, though.
This collection assembles some of the most typical harp sounds in jazz, classical and tradional music, feat. a.o. Derek Bell (IRL), Biermösl Blosn (DEU), Cristina Braga (BRA), Ba Cissoko (GNB), Edmar Castaneda (COL), Cui Junzhi (CHI), Toumani Diabate (MLI), Dimi Mint Abba (MRT), Alhaji Bai Konte (GMB), Harpo Marx (USA), Loreena McKennitt (CAN), Rüdiger Oppermann (DEU), Sileas (SCO), Alan Stivell (FRA), and Nicanor Zabaleta (ESP).
The booklet contains a detailed history of the instrument, explains the different forms and its use in various musical styles and cultures.
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Price: 25 Euro