Bax, Casella, Ibert, Respighi et al.: The Philharmonia Recordings / Newell, Stuyvesant Quartet

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This album presents selected works performed by harpist Laura Newell. "American harpist Laura Newell was born December 16, 1900 in Denver. She studied harp there with Kajetan Attl, and at New England Conservatory with Alfred Holý. A pioneering orchestral and chamber freelance musician in the male-dominated musical world of the era, she played with the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony, and in New York with WOR's Wallenstein Sinfonietta, NBC Symphony, and on radio and television with The Bell Telephone Hour. She recorded the Britten Ceremony of Carols with Robert Shaw for Victor twice, and recorded the Debussy trio for Columbia and Decca. Her recordings with the Shulman brothers - of the Ravel Introduction and Allegro, with the New Friends of Rhythm, and these recordings for their Philharmonia label - reflect her remarkable versatility, which transcended genres. Her student and close friend, founding editor of the American Harp Journal Sam Milligan, said that she had "the cleanest technique I ever heard." She retired in the early 1970s and devoted her creative activity to painting watercolors, calligraphy and enamels. Laura Newell died in New York City January 24, 1981". -Jay Shulman


Product Description:


  • Release Date: April 15, 2022


  • Catalog Number: AR-0067-2


  • UPC: 661853006726


  • Label: Artek Recordings


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuyvesant Quartet


  • Performer: Laura Newell



Works:


  1. Harp Sonata, op. 68

    Composer: Alfredo Casella

    Performer: Laura Newell


  2. Notturno (arr. Laura Newell)

    Composer: Ottorino Respighi

    Performer: Laura Newell


  3. Antiche Danze ed Arie

    Composer: Ottorino Respighi

    Performer: Laura Newell


  4. Harp Solo from Lucia di Lammermoor

    Composer: Gaetano Donizetti

    Performer: Laura Newell


  5. Quintet for Strings and Harp

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Stuyvesant Quartet

    Performer: Laura Newell


  6. Trio for Violin, Cello, and Harp

    Composer: Jacques Ibert

    Ensemble: Stuyvesant Quartet

    Performer: Laura Newell


  7. Sonata a Cinque

    Composer: Gian Francesco Malpiero

    Ensemble: Stuyvesant Quartet

    Performer: Laura Newell