Featuring Ingrid Bauer, Principal Harp
Ibert - Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp
Flagello - Suite for Harp and String Trio
Sofia Gubaidulina - Five Études for Harp, Double Bass and Percussion
Françaix - Quintet No.1 for Flute, Harp and String Trio
The harp is more than music for angels and Hollywood flashbacks, as Ingrid Bauer shows us in this wide-ranging programme. The mystical Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina has an endlessly surprising sonic palette, and the American Nicolas Flagello writes with a Romantic sensibility. Ibert and Françaix (like all French composers) simply adored the instrument, as can be heard in these bubbly pieces.