Lavinia Meijer: Voyage | Sony 88875046402

Lavinia Meijer: Voyage

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 88875046402

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 23rd March 2015

Contents

Works

Debussy, Claude

Danses sacree et profane
Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.8 La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair)
Preludes (12), Book 2
» no.5 Bruyeres
Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune (harp)

Ravel, Maurice

Introduction and Allegro for 2 harps

Satie, Erik

Gnossiennes (6)
» no.1 Lent
» no.2 Avec etonnement
» no.3 Lent
» no.5
Gymnopedies (3)
» I Lent et douloureux

Tiersen, Yann

Comptine d'un autre ete: L'apres midi
La valse d'Amelie
La valse des monstres
Sur le fil

Artists

Lavinia Meijer (harp)
Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Conductor

Candida Thompson

Works

Debussy, Claude

Danses sacree et profane
Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.8 La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair)
Preludes (12), Book 2
» no.5 Bruyeres
Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune (harp)

Ravel, Maurice

Introduction and Allegro for 2 harps

Satie, Erik

Gnossiennes (6)
» no.1 Lent
» no.2 Avec etonnement
» no.3 Lent
» no.5
Gymnopedies (3)
» I Lent et douloureux

Tiersen, Yann

Comptine d'un autre ete: L'apres midi
La valse d'Amelie
La valse des monstres
Sur le fil

Artists

Lavinia Meijer (harp)
Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Conductor

Candida Thompson

About

Lavinia Meijer’s new album ‘Voyage’ is the perfect follow up to her successful gold-selling album ‘Passaggio: Einaudi by Lavinia’. Lavinia continues to explore new repertoire for the harp and juxtaposes well-known and contemporary composers.

‘Voyage’ begins with the instantly recognizable ‘Clair de Lune’ by Debussy, arranged beautifully for the harp. Lavinia also includes new arrangements of Satie’s Gymnopédie No.1 and Gnossienne Nos 1, 2, 3 and 5 with a playful lightness alongside deep emotions that embrace the listener. Also featured are works by Yann Tiersen, best known for his soundtrack to Amélie.

All transcriptions and arrangements were created by Lavinia herself, who aims to imitate the sounds of the original instruments on harp.

Lavinia is accompanied by Amsterdam Sinfonietta on three tracks. Amsterdam Sinfonietta is an ensemble of 22 gifted musicians from all over the world. The group performs without conductor, under the direction of Candida Thompson, artistic director since 2003.

Born in South-Korea and at the age of 2 adopted into a Dutch family, Lavinia started to play the harp at the age of 9. Within two years she was studying at the young talent class of the conservatory of Utrecht and later at the conservatory of Amsterdam. Besides performing classical harp repertoire, Lavinia also experiments with electronic music, theatrical music, contemporary music, modern classics and jazz.

Lavinia frequently performs solo recitals at concert halls including Vienna’s Musikverein, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Amersterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and more. As a featured soloist, Lavinia performs harp concertos with renowned orchestras and has worked with acclaimed conductors Thierry Fischer, Frans Brüggen, Hannu Lintu, Thomas Ades and Marco Boni.

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