Collection: Clair de Lune

COMPOSERS: Casella,Damase,Debussy,Prokofiev,Renié,Rosetti,Spohr,Tournier & Fauré
LABELS: Philips
WORKS: Music for harp by Spohr, Rosetti, Debussy, Prokofiev, Casella, Damase, Renié, Tournier & Fauré
PERFORMER: Naoko Yoshino (harp)
CATALOGUE NO: 446 064-2 DDD

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This recording is named after the one transcription on the disc as a more familiar draw to the general listener than composers such as Renié and Rosetti. The Debussy Clair de lune suffers from a very Romanticised approach, with many inappropriately arpeggiated chords, and a driven Allegretto unbalances the tempi between sections of the Spohr C minor Fantasia, weakening its structure. Nonetheless, much of this disc shows why Yoshino is one of the most highly regarded of today’s harpists. Danielle Perrett