On her third CD for Channel Classics, the harpist Lavinia Meijer (28) has brought together popular Fantasies and Impromptus by Spohr, Fauré, Pierné, Saint-Saëns, Roussel and Glière. Added to these are world premieres on CD of two completely forgotten harpist composers: Johannes Snoer (1868-1936) and Gabriel Verdalle (1845-1912).
On her first and very successful CD for Channel Classics, 'Divertissements', Lavinia Meijer also recorded only compositions originally written for the harp, with works by Carlos Salzedo, André Caplet and Jacques Ibert. On her highly commended CD 'Visions' she presented twentieth-century repertoire, with works by Byrnes, Isang Yun and Takemitsu, in addition to Britten and Patterson.
Lavinia Meijer graduated cum laude at the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2005. She was awarded the Netherlands Music Prize in 2009.
Impromtu-Caprice, Op. 9
Fantaisie, Op. 35
Variations On 'Je Suis Encore Dan Mon Printemps', Op. 36
Fantaisie, Op. 95
Impromptu, Op. 86
Une Châtelaine En Sa Tour..., Op. 110
Fantasie Über Das Niederländische Volkslied "Wien Neerlandsch Bloed"
Impromptu, Op. 21
“An excellent collection for anyone who loves the harp”
“Meijer here demonstrates the brilliance that has bagged her top prizes at harp competitions around the world. Her tone is luscious and richly expressive - she captures every particle of nuance in the music”
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