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Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'

'Arabesque' (CDH55129)
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55129  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Track 9 on CDH55129 [10'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'
Franz Liszt considered Wilhelm Posse the greatest harpist after Parish-Alvars, and consulted him on the harp parts of his later orchestral works. He was born in Bromberg in 1852 and, after early musical training from his father, taught himself to play the harp. At the age of eight he appeared at the Italian Opera in Berlin accompanying Adelina Patti. He was solo harpist with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Opera from 1872 to 1903, and taught at the Charlottenburger Hochschule in Berlin from 1890 to 1923, becoming ‘Royal Professor’ in 1910. He died in Berlin in 1925.

from notes by Susan Drake © 1983

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55129 track 9
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 9
    Release date: February 1988
    Deletion date: July 2003
    Superseded by CDH55129
  2. Arabesque (CDH55129)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: July 2003
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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