Atlantic Harp Duo

Elizabeth Jaxon & Marta Power Luce

A Journey with Chopin & Sand

A Journey with Chopin & Sand

In their premier recording, the Atlantic Harp Duo masterfully illustrates the intertwined lives of Fryderyk Chopin and his lover, French authoress Georg Sand, through music of the time period written or transcribed for two harps.

Track

Listen

Title

Composer

Timing

1.
Polonaise in G# minor, Op. posth Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) 4:21
2.
Third Rondoletto Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) 4:07
3.
March-Fantasy on themes from Amadis, Op. 297 Karl Oberthür (1819-1895) 5:14
4.
Second Duo in B-flat Major François Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834) 9:31
5.
Prelude “Raindrop” No. 15, Op. 28 Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) 4:40
6.
Prelude in C Major, from the Well-Tempered Clavier, book 2 Johann Sebastien Bach (1685-1750) 2:24
7.
Fugue in C Major, from the Well-Tempered Clavier, book 2 Johann Sebastien Bach (1685-1750) 2:09
8.
Souvenir du Nord John Thomas (1826-1913) 8:34
9.
Prelude in C# minor, Op. 45 Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) 3:42

Reviews

“Congratulations on a truly professionally rendered, presented, musically engaging, thoughtful, and enjoyable recording; the sound quality and performances are excellent and a pleasure to listen to.”

~Ann Yeung (Professor of Harp, University of Illinois), May 2011

harp column review

~Alison Young, Harp Column Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011

Also available at the following locations:

Europe

L’Espace Camac, Paris, France (order online)

L’Instrumentarium, Paris, France

Le Magasin de la Harpe, Paris, France

In and Out Records, Austria (order online)

The Fryderyk Chopin Institute Store, Warsaw, Poland

America

The Harp Connection, Salem, MA, USA (order online)

The Interlochen Arts Academy Scholarshop, Interlochen, MI, USA

Asia

Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra Giftshop, Salaya, Thailand

Credits

Produced and directed by

The Atlantic Harp Duo

Recording engineers

Jeff Zahos

Garrison Frick

Andrew Kumeich

Editing, mixing, and mastering by

Jeff Zahos

Recording

Recording “A Journey with Chopin & Sand” in the Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center

Recorded in

The Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, Illinois, on Camac Atlantide Prestige harps, September 2010

Program notes by

Marta Power Luce

Cover art

(Pont Neuf Monochrome, watercolor on paper) by Thérèse Garnier – te.theresegarnier@orange.fr

Photography

Arman Molavi – http://www.armanimage.com

Elizabeth Jaxon

Booklet design

Elizabeth Jaxon

Special Thanks to

Helga Storck—for the idea

Isabelle Perrin, Marie-Claire Jamet, and Damien Luce—for their musical insight

Claire Veligdan, Tanya Houghton, and Anna Karpasov—for their literary and artistic input

Ann Yeung—for her helpful counsel

Joe—for warmth in time of need

Our mothers—for their unconditional support