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Bois solitaire. Romance sans paroles

composer

 
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

Recordings

Echoes of a Waterfall
CDH55128

Details

Track-specific metadata for CDH55128 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-82-03803
Duration
2'10
Recording date
3 July 1981
Recording venue
Art Workers Guild, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Echoes of a Waterfall (CDA66038)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: April 1986
    Deletion date: January 2003
    Superseded by CDH55128
  2. Echoes of a Waterfall (CDH55128)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: January 2003
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