Jeux de Creation: Music for Harp | Naxos 8551444

Jeux de Creation: Music for Harp

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8551444

Barcode: 0730099144438

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 12th November 2021



This recording is a tribute to the chromatic harp, which, with its rich colours and theatrical effects, was perfectly tuned to the impressionist and art nouveau atmosphere of the turn of the 20th century. Geoffrey Gordon’s Jeux de Création is inspired by music from the 1920s, using both traditional and extended techniques, drawing on themes by Milhaud and Debussy to portray the past and present. Reflecting this aesthetic, the other works in this programme include the artistry of Ravel and Fauré, the quasi-orchestral effects of Debussy’s Danses, and Caplet’s sensuous and spectacular Divertissements.

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