Strings Attached: The Voice of Kannel | Harmonia Mundi HMN916110

Strings Attached: The Voice of Kannel

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMN916110

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 20th August 2021



Anna-Liisa Eller (kannels, psaltery)


Anna-Liisa Eller (kannels, psaltery)


Related to the harp but positioned horizontally by the player, the kannel possesses an uncommon timbre, at times reminiscent of the harpsichord.

Anna-Liisa Eller offers us a chance to discover this treasured symbol of Estonia’s musical heritage courtesy of her own transcriptions of well-loved pieces by Couperin, Byrd, Dowland, and Rameau.

A magical journey across centuries and musical styles, rounded off by original improvisations and a contemporary work by the young Estonian composer Helena Tulve, in which the instrument’s myriad colours can shine through in all their rare variety.

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