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.