Harp Concerto (Ginastera)

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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.[1]

Instrumentation[edit]

Woodwinds
2 flutes (Flute 2 doubling piccolo)
2 oboes
2 clarinets in B
2 bassoons
Brass
2 horns in F
2 trumpets in C
Percussion
Timpani
Tambourine
Field drum
Cymbals
Xylophone
Celesta
Various items of Latin percussion
Strings
Harp
Violin I
Violin II
Violas
Cellos
Double basses

Movements[edit]

  1. Allegro giusto
  2. Molto moderato
  3. Liberamente capriccioso - Vivace

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodriguez (2016). "¡Bailad, Berliner!". El Pais. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 

Sources[edit]

  • Ginastera, Alberto. "Harp Concerto. Op. 25." (Boosey & Hawkes, 1974).