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Episode #2623

Harpie's Delight

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hear some long and winding music from Joanna Newsom's arresting and spectacularly arranged record, "Ys," for harp and voice. Also, there's Catalan, Spanish and Arabic poems set to music by Arianna Savall (yes, daughter of Jordi, THAT Savall) from her release "Bella Terra," along with works by Paris-based new-music harpist Hélène Breschand, from her solo effort "Le goût du sel." Plus, music that sneaks between the cracks of chamber music and noise from harpist Shelley Burgon and bassist Trevor Dunn, a tune from Bjork with harpist Zeena Parkins and more.

PROGRAM # 2623, New Music for Harp (First aired on 1/2/07)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Paul Hillier

Chansons de Trouveres

Aussi comme unicorne sui, excerpt [1:30]

Harmonia Mundi #907184 www.harmoniamundi.com

Albrecht Maurer & Norbert Rodeukirchen

Hidden Fresco

Croquele [1:30]

Nemu #004
www.nemu-records.com
*

Arianna Savall

Bella Terra

El Viaje [6:00]

Alia Vox #9833
www.ariannasavall.com

Bjork

Vespertine

Aurora [4:00]

Elektra #62653**
www.bjork.com
*

Joanna Newsom

Ys

Emily [12:00]
Cosmia [7:30]

Drag City #303 www.dragcity.com or download from Emusic.com or iTunes.

Arianna Savall

Bella Terra

Hi Ha Un Remoli [6:30]

See above.

Ensemble PAN

The Island of St. Hylarion

Contre Dolour [4:00]

New Albion #038 www.newalbion.com*

Hélène Breschand

Le gout du sel

Salome [3:30]

D'autres cordes #081 www.indiejazz.com or her site (in French) helene.breschand.free.fr

Shelley Burgon & Trevor Dunn

Baltimore

iv [3:00]

Skirl #005 www.skirlrecords.com*

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