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)





Paul Hillier

Chansons de Trouveres

Aussi comme unicorne sui, excerpt [1:30]

Harmonia Mundi #907184

Albrecht Maurer & Norbert Rodeukirchen

Hidden Fresco

Croquele [1:30]

Nemu #004

Arianna Savall

Bella Terra

El Viaje [6:00]

Alia Vox #9833



Aurora [4:00]

Elektra #62653**

Joanna Newsom


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

Drag City #303 or download from 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*

Hélène Breschand

Le gout du sel

Salome [3:30]

D'autres cordes #081 or her site (in French)

Shelley Burgon & Trevor Dunn


iv [3:00]

Skirl #005*

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