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Track(s) taken from CDH55128

Bois solitaire. Romance sans paroles


Susan Drake (harp)
Recording details: July 1981
Art Workers Guild, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1986
Total duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds


'One is left marvelling at the range of effects obtainable and Susan Drake's expressiveness and fluency' (Gramophone)
The Belgian harpist-composer Félix Godefroid (born Namur, 1818; died Villers-sur-Mer, 1897) was a pupil of François Nadermann, the first professor of harp at the Paris Conservatoire from 1825 to 1835. He travelled extensively throughout Europe on concert tours. His opera The Golden Harp was performed in Paris in 1858 but it is for his concert pieces and studies for solo harp that he will be mainly remembered.

from notes by Susan Drake © 1981

Le harpiste-compositeur belge Félix Godefroid (né à Namur en 1818 et mort à Villers-sur-Mer en 1897) fut l’élève de François Nadermann, le premier professeur de harpe du Conservatoire de Paris de 1825 à 1835. Il voyagea énormément dans toute l’Europe pour donner des concerts. Son opéra La harpe d’or fut joué à Paris en 1858 mais c’est pour ses œuvres de concert et études pour harpe seule qu’on à se souvient essentiellement de lui.

extrait des notes rédigées par Susan Drake © 1981

Der belgische Harfenist-Komponist Félix Godefroid (geboren 1818, Namur; gestorben 1897, Villers-sur-Mer) war ein Schüler von François Nadermann, der von 1825 bis 1835 der erste Professor der Harfe am Pariser Konservatorium war. Er ging ausgedehnt auf Konzerttourneen in ganz Europa. Seine Oper Die goldene Harfe wurde 1858 in Paris aufgeführt, aber man erinnert sich hauptsächlich wegen seiner Konzertstücke und Etüden für Soloharfe an ihn.

aus dem Begleittext von Susan Drake © 1981

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