Harp Concertos

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Harp Concertos
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra


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Elizabeth Hainen, Harp Concertos
With Rossen Milanov, Conductor and the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra

Parish Alvars: Concerto in G minor, Op. 81
Allegro moderato
Rondo-Allegro agitato

Albrechtsberger: Concerto in C
Allegro moderato

Saint-Saëns: Morceau de Concert, Op. 154 for Harp & Orchestra


In “Harp Concertos”
“Harp concertos are perhaps a niche market, but Elizabeth Hainen’s performances merit wider attention. Judiciously accompanied by the Bulgarian orchestra, she plays a graceful G minor concerto by Elias Parish Alvars, a 19th-century scion of Teignmouth in Devon. The tonal range of Hainen’s playing, coupled with her technical finesse and sense of style, bring allure to the entire disc.”

—Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph (London), June 6, 2011

CD Pick of the Week “Harp Concertos” with Elizabeth Hainen

“Hainen’s latest recording, on the Avie label, features three works; probably the best-known of them is Saint-Saëns’ Concert Piece for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 154.”

—WETA Washington DC (Pick of the Week), July 4, 2011

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“A very pretty lady plays very pretty music for the harp, much of it fit for–a Queen.”

—Gary Lemco, Audiophile Audition, June 2011

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“Hainen isn’t just a harpist. She’s OUR harpist!”

—Rodney Anonymous, City Paper, July 28, 2011

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“she plays with colour, skill and sparkle”

—Simon Thompson, MusicWeb International, October 11, 2011

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“the Liszt of the harp”

—Michael Dervan, Irish Times, June 3, 2011

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“filled with expression as well as some sublimely beautiful moments”

—Alison Young, The Harp Column, October 2011

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