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Spinning on Air

Instrument of the Angels

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Some performers are extending the harp into new territory, and their music is devilishly heavenly. David Garland presents new and old recordings by experimental harpists.

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From the Top

Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, August 02, 2014

This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

From the Top

Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

Albums of the Week

Valérie Milot: Harping On with 'Aquarelles'

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Following up on her last collection of Simon & Garfunkel arrangements, Canadian harpist Valérie Milot turns to solo works by Satie, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and more recent 20th century composers.

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Chamber Music Society

The French Harp Explored

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The program for this week's Chamber Music Society features music by Caplet, Jongen and Debussy, and spotlights harpist Bridget Kibbey.

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New Sounds

Harpie's Delight

Friday, August 03, 2012

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.

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New Sounds

New Concert Music

Sunday, May 15, 2011

There are works for orchestra, works for the dance, and works with electronics on this New Sounds show, including selections from Joseph C. Phillips Jr. ’s work, "Vipassana," which, in the Pali language of early Buddhist texts, means "insight."

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WQXR Features

The Prince's Plucker Says: 'They’ll Be Greeted by the Harp'

Friday, April 15, 2011

Royal Harpist Claire Jones will welcome Prince William and Catherine Middleton to their reception after the royal couple’s Westminster Abbey wedding on April 29. She tells us about the royal gig.

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New Sounds

New Concert Music

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

There are works for orchestra, works for the dance, and works with electronics on this New Sounds show, including selections from Joseph C. Phillips Jr. ’s work, "Vipassana," which, in the Pali language of early Buddhist texts, means "insight." 

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Soundcheck

Edmar Castañeda

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Edmar Castañeda began playing the Colombian harp at a young age, but it wasn’t until he was a teenager that he fell in love with jazz.

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