Anneleen Lenaerts: Harp Concertos
April 3, 2015
Anneleen writes: “The harp repertoire is far from inexhaustible, but this recording has allowed me to select three important works. The Glière concerto is technically highly exacting, and I like how it allows the Romantic harp to shine, in all its facets.
“The harp transcription of Rodrigo’s Concierto d’Aranjuez shows this famous guitar concerto in a new light. And for me, the work of Joseph Jongen is the most unique of all. Jongen is without doubt one of Belgium’s most important composers, and he has written splendid pieces for the harp. A harpist himself, he wrote his concerto for Mireille Flour and until now, only she recorded it. Recordings of this concerto are practically unknown in the harp world, and I hope to draw attention to the work once again.”