Harp Concerto

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Alberto Ginastera

Alberto Ginastera (arr. Odom)

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The original concerto bears the designation Opus 25.
The work may also be known by its Spanish title, Concerto para Arpa y Orquestra.

General Info

Year: 195-?
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: U.S. Army Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera was first performed in 1965. It was commissioned in the 1950s by Edna Philips, the harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Philips had retired by the time the work was ready to be premiered, and the solo part was played by the Spanish harpist Nicanor Zabaleta with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

2016, the centenary of the composer's birth, saw a number of performances including one by the French harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet and the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena. Langlamet used amplification because she felt that otherwise the orchestral scoring would have created a problem of balance.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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