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Label:
  Channel Classics - http://www.channelclassics.com/
Serial:
  CCS SA 29709
Title:
  Visions - Lavinia Meijer
Description:
  Takemitsu: Stanza II for harp and tape, Britten: Suite Op. 83, Patterson: Spiders Op. 48, Bugs Op. 93, Yun: In Balance, Byrnes: Visions in Twilight

Lavinia Meijer (harp)
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Genre:
  Classical - Instrumental
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  DSD
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Review by JJ March 16, 2010 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:    
Without doubt, here is one of the most magnificent recordings devoted to the harp of the past ten years. This monument – for that is what it is – is dedicated to contemporary composers or those from the last century. We can thus listen to Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) in his Suite Op.83 dating from 1969, who at the time declared: “I believe in roots, in associations, in context, in personal relations. I want that my music be for people, that it please them, that it puts their life into value… ;” Spiders Op.48 by Paul Patterson (born 1947) dating from 1985, and Bugs Op.93 from 2006, Visions in Twilight by Garret Byrnes (born 1971) from 2000, In Balance by Isang Yun (1917-1995) dating from 1987, and finally, Sranza II for Harp and Tape by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) from 1971. Lavinia Meijer once again performs with communicative passion. Each instant of her brilliant playing, colorful and inspired from beginning to end, is absolute magic. Her fingers glide on the chords with both grace and virtuosity. Time then seems to stop its forward advance, leaving the silence of these poetic resonances melt into our most intimate thoughts. This, quite simply, is a masterpiece.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 3  

Benjamin Britten - Suite, Op. 83
Toru Takemitsu - Stanza II for harp and tape (1971)
Isang Yun - In Balance