10 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lyrically played by one of a new generation of French players, Ballad in Red is a beautifully recorded, imaginative collection of music for harp. Hindemith’s Sonata, written on the eve of the Second World War and his only work for harp, is a supremely evocative vision of music beyond death. Caplet’s Conte fantastique, with its blood-soaked climax, is brilliantly done by Ceysson and his string-playing colleagues—and clearly inspired Leone’s vivid Red Quintet, the only work here by a living composer. Debussy’s dances also shimmer gloriously.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lyrically played by one of a new generation of French players, Ballad in Red is a beautifully recorded, imaginative collection of music for harp. Hindemith’s Sonata, written on the eve of the Second World War and his only work for harp, is a supremely evocative vision of music beyond death. Caplet’s Conte fantastique, with its blood-soaked climax, is brilliantly done by Ceysson and his string-playing colleagues—and clearly inspired Leone’s vivid Red Quintet, the only work here by a living composer. Debussy’s dances also shimmer gloriously.

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