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A history of the harp and harpists. Also contains information for composers with regards to what a harpist is able to play, and the notations that should be used.
Library Binding, 92 pages
Published 1959 by Henry Lemoine & C Editeurs
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Well, Tournier was a famous, virtuouso harpist. I laughed out loud at some of the footnotes which cut some famous harpists down to size with the swipe of a pen. Oh my! Naderman was just TOO fat to really be a great harpist... and Bocsha, well, his compositions are excellent for learning harp, and sound like the music of the time, but really don't show much talent. I was very entertained by all this, and so was Sharon. She's been playing the music of both of those composers, and we do enjoy their ...more