2019 sydney coffee concerts
Shimmering, golden, dreamlike: in the hands of the brilliant Alice Giles, the sound of the harp ignites the imagination and transports listeners to places of exotic beauty.
A pair of complementary suites opens the program: the superb musical architecture of JS Bach’s music for lute lies beautifully on the harp, as does the pastoral glow of Britten’s C major Suite, one of the cornerstones of the solo harp repertoire. Music by Debussy and Salzedo – one of Alice’s favourite composers and one of the best-known writers for harp – completes a sparkling program of music spanning three centuries.
JS BACH (arr Giles) Lute Suite in E minor, BWV996
BRITTEN Suite for Harp in C major, op 83
DEBUSSY En bateau
SALZEDO Introspection from Five Preludes for Solo Harp
SALZEDO Ballade, op 28
SALZEDO Whirlwind from Five Preludes for Solo Harp