Reinecke Harp Concerto (Fabrice Pierre, harp)

The harp is a beautiful instrument that for some strange reason does not have much of a repertoire.  Most pieces I have heard played on the harp were arrangements of piano music (Debussy’s Claire de Lune played on the harp is an example).

Here is a concerto written for the harp by the German composer, conductor, and pianist Carl Reinecke (1824-1910).  It is quite a robust and joyful piece and the orchestral part supports the harp very well without overpowering it.

This is a recording done by Fabrice Pierre and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Patrick Gallois. You can buy the recording on eMusic. Enjoy!