About the album
Franz Liszt: Un Sospiro, Waldesrauschen, Caprice-Valse, no. 2, Romance, Le Rossignol, Liebestraum
Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise, opus 26 no. 1, Nocturne, opus 9 no. 1, Fantaisie-Impromptu, Nocturne, opus 48 no. 1, Aeolian Harp, étude opus 25 no 1, Minute Waltz, opus 64 no 1
Chopin & Liszt are both hailed as composers who belong, above all, to the piano. Liszt is perhaps the greatest technician the instrument has ever known, and Rubinstein described Chopin as the “soul of the piano”. Why, then, play these composers on the harp? The harmony she produces touches everyone directly…the music is hers as if she were speaking. Everything appears effortless: whether in most virtuoso transitions or moments of the greatest delicacy, she takes the time to make every note speak…
Still aged only 23, the Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is making a name for herself as one of the finest young harpists of today. Her extraordinary talent made her perform all over Europe to great acclaim. Her harp playing is known for its colourful and warm sound, perfect timing and deep musical expression.
In December 2010 Anneleen was appointed Principal Harp of the Vienna Philharmonic.
11Un Sospiro, Concert étude
12Waldesrauschen, Concert étude
13Polonaise, Opus 26 No. 1
14Nocturnes, Opus 9 No. 1
15Caprice-Valse, No. 2
18Nocturne, Opus 48 No. 1
111Aeolian Harp, étude Opus 25 No. 1
112Minute Waltz, Opus 64 No. 1