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Will-o'-the-Wisp 'Feux Follets'

'Arabesque' (CDH55129)
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Track 2 on CDH55129 [2'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Will-o'-the-Wisp 'Feux Follets'
Alphonse Hasselmans was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1845 and studied in Strasbourg, Germany, with Gottlieb Krüger who himself had been a student of Parish-Alvars (see below). In 1884 he became professor of harp at the Paris Conservatoire, a position which he held until his death in 1912. Hasselmans played a major role in the revival of interest in harp-playing towards the end of the nineteenth century. A good many compositions by other composers were inspired by his virtuoso playing and were dedicated to him, among them being Fauré’s Impromptu, Op 86. Hasselmans himself did not attach much importance to his own compositions but his charming salon pieces added greatly to the harp’s repertoire, not least in their technical value.

from notes by Susan Drake © 1983

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55129 track 2
Recording date
10 October 1983
Recording venue
Art Workers Guild, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Arabesque (CDA66116)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: February 1988
    Deletion date: July 2003
    Superseded by CDH55129
  2. Arabesque (CDH55129)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: July 2003
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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