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Instrument: Harp

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LondonHarp Recital with Sasha Boldachev

Harp Recital with Sasha Boldachev
Chopin, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev
Sasha Boldachev, Harp

CardiffSt David’s Day

St David’s Day
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn; Catrin Finch; BBC National Chorus of Wales

DüsseldorfXavier de Maistre & Lucero Tena

© Jean-Baptiste Millot
Albéniz, Soler, Tárrega, de Falla
Xavier de Maistre; Lucero Tena

HamburgXavier de Maistre & Lucero Tena

Xavier de Maistre & Lucero Tena
Albéniz, Guridi, Lecuona, Soler, Granados, Tárrega, de Falla
Xavier de Maistre; Lucero Tena

LondonStephen Montague's 75th Birthday: Three Concertos and A Dead Cat Bounce

Montague
Fulham Symphony Orchestra; Harri Allan; Nancy Ruffer; Oliver Wass; Jenna Sung; Rolf Hind

HannoverXavier de Maistre

© Jean-Baptiste Millot
Albéniz, Lecuona, Soler
Xavier de Maistre; Lucero Tena

New York CityAntonio Draghi's Oratorio di Giuditta

Antonio Draghi's Oratorio di Giuditta
Draghi: Oratorio di Giuditta
Jeremy Rhizor; Academy of Sacred Drama; Fiona Gillespie Jackson; Sara MacKimmie Tomlin; Ryland Angel; Jonathan Woody
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Jordi Savall captivates again at Perth Festival

Jordi Savall © Teresa Llordes
A second concert featuring Jordi Savall at the 2018 Perth Festival comprised much reduced forces - just himself and harpist Andrew Lawrence-King - but was just as rich, varied and captivating.
****1
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Xavier de Maistre plays a dazzling Aranjuez

Xavier de Maistre and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Xavier de Maistre gave a stunning performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez in the version for harp and orchestra, plus Ligeti and Tchaikovsky's ultra-Romantic Manfred in Belgrade.
****1
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Gražinytė-Tyla's Childlike View of Heaven in Birmingham

Xavier de Maistre © Gregor Hohenberg
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra brought a fresh approach to Mahler's Fourth Symphony and the harp took centre stage for a change with a concerto première.  
***11
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Myth, polkas and folksong to celebrate Finnish Independence

Anu Komsi © Maarit Kytöharju
A talented ensemble proves pays testament to the heritage, vitality and continuing inventiveness of Finnish folk music. 
*****
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A feast for peripatetic music lovers in Istanbul

And Karabacak and the Semplice Quartet © Ersun Durmus
An arcane Armenian orthodox chapel, two glittering Greek Orthodox churches, a waterfront palazzo and a sumptuous Austrian villa were fascinating venues for a delightful day of mini-concerts at the Istanbul Festival.
****1
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A long-term collaboration: Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
A program that didn't look too exciting on paper was made special by an outstanding interpretation. 
****1
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Turku's new harp debuts in Rautavaara and Mozart

Päivi Severeide © Turku Philharmonic
New harp of the Turku Concert Hall had its first outing in a concert with a diverse program featuring a duet with flute and harp and Schoenberg’s sinister Verklärte Nacht.  
***11
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