I am taking it upon myself to showcase some unique instruments which I believe are undervalued in the mainstream. Todays pick is the Harp and master player Yolanda Kondonassis.
The featured NRP Music Tiny Desk Concert video, is what really brought the harp to my attention and I now regularly listen to Yolanda’s music while out on my creative wanderings in the park.
I find the harp inspiring to listen too, so I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did.
“Harps are something of a curiosity, even to the other members of the orchestra: They’re huge and difficult to tune. So when Yolanda Kondonassis parked her giant and distinct Art Deco-inspired instrument behind the Tiny Desk, it had a powerful presence in the room.”
- Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in A Major, K. 208
- Trad. Chinese/Arr. Kondonassis: Small River Flowing
- Carlos Salzedo: Chanson dans la nuit
Yolanda’s music is readily available on iTunes and other major music suppliers. I strongly recommend buying an album, mine gets plenty of play.
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