About the album
The Gliere Harp Concerto has always been a favorite among harp enthusiasts; written in the 1930s, the work’s stylistic features are reminiscent of the Viennese classical style united with Russian romantic nationalism. This album highlights the extraordinary talent of the Official Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Claire Jones.
She is joined by renowned flautist William Bennet OBE, and the English Chamber Orchestra to complete the release with Mozart’s Concerto for flute, harp and Orchestra and Debussy’s Danses pour Harpe Chromatique.
Claire has performed for members of the Royal Family on more then 70 occasions and has recently performed a brand new Royal Commission by Patrick Hawes at Highgrove House with the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is also featured on a new release with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, performing Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
11Harp Concerto in Eb mahor, Op.74: I. Allegro moderato
12Harp Concerto in Eb mahor, Op.74: II. Andante. Tema con variazioni
13Harp Concerto in Eb mahor, Op.74: III. Allegro giocoso
14Danses pour Harpe Chromatique: Danse sacrée
15Danses pour Harpe Chromatique: Danse profane
16Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra: Allegro
17Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra: Rondeau - Allegro
18Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra: Andantino