Saturday, December 15, 2012

Harmonia Mundi Coming Attractions

Since their first encounter in May 2011, rising star harpist Lavinia Meijer has worked with some frequency with Philip Glass, even though he has never written solo works specifically for the harp. Many of his piano works and piano transcriptions, however, after minor adjustments, prove to be well suited to the modern pedal harp. Very keen on playing modern music, Meijer added Glass's five-movement Metamorphosis to her repertoire, and after a first and successful performance (in the composer's presence) at The Melkweg, Amsterdam's 'pop temple,' a first official recording was made for Channel Classics in June 2011. This all-Glass CD further demonstrates the perfect connection between Meijer and this repertoire.

Channel Classics CCS SA 33912 SACD