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Emmanuel Ceysson

Harpist Emmanuel CeyssonDario Acosta

November 23, 2021

Harpist Emmanuel Ceysson says he needs to forget all of the harp cliches when he plays the Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera. He and his harp need to sound strong and aggressive in order to project from the orchestra. Hear Ceysson play the Ginastera Harp Concerto with the Prague Philharmonia, from a concert at Dvorak Hall in Prague.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra | Bobby McFerrin, conductor
Album: Paper Music
Sony 64600

Sergei Prokofiev: Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis
Chad Hoopes, violin | Stephen Prutsman, piano
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concerto, Op. 25
Emmanuel Ceysson, harp | Prague Philharmonia | Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

Antonin Dvorak: Silent Woods
Sarah Lewis, cello | Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Hour 2

Leonard Bernstein: Times Square, 1944 from On the Town
New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Album: The Encore Collection, Vol. 3
Sony 44725

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Paul Huang, violin | Wu Han, piano
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO

Cecile Chaminade: Automne from Six Etudes de Concert for Solo Piano, Op. 35
Anton Nel, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

John Williams: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Alan Baer, tuba | New York Philharmonic | David Robertson, conductor
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY