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Instrument: Harp

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KuhmoPapageno's Trade

Respighi, Mozart, Rautavaara, Dinicu, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Ellington
Olivier Darbellay; Niamh McKenna; Irina Stachinskaya; Kyeong Ham; Michel Lethiec

Budapest"Last night I had a dream"

Debussy, Schnittke, Hindemith, Beethoven
Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra; Jan Latham-Koenig; Andrea Vígh; Míra Farkas; Gergely Ittzés; Livia Duleba

KuhmoCarmen

Bizet: La Tragédie de Carmen
Klaus Mäkelä; Jeni Packalén; Jussi Myllys; Thomas Florio; Saara Kiiveri

InnsbruckTraumland Arkadien

Traumland Arkadien
Stradella, Kapsberger, Carissimi, Cesti, Salvatore, Storace, Pasquini
Emőke Baráth; Margret Köll; Michele Pasotti

HerefordFlute, Viola and Harp Recital

Debussy, Gubaidulina
Kristin Hammerseth; Henrietta Hill; Tomos Xerri

BrugesMinne

Hendrik Vanden Abeele; An Pierlé; Alma Auer; João Lobo

BüdelsdorfThe Big Bernstein

Bernstein, Copland, Ives, Barber
Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra; Nicolas Fink; Cameron Carpenter; Terry Wey; Joel von Lerber; Schleswig-Holstein Festival Chor
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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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