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Lavinia Meijer: "Philip Glass - Metamorphosis & The Hours".

During this week from the 11th to the 17th of February, at 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Misterium, and the following week at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM (Madrid Time) on Misterium II, you can listen to excerpts from the new album of Lavinia Meijer: "Philip Glass - Metamorphosis & The Hours".

Lavinia Meijer: Philip Glass - Metamorphosis & 

The Hours

Lavinia Meijer
"Philip Glass - Metamorphosis & The Hours"



 Review from www.laviniameijer.com



Yet again harpist Lavinia Meijer hits the bull’s eye! With her fourth solo-CD she gives a fantastic new color to the music of Philip Glass. This music appears exceptionally well-suited to the harp and the result is a hallucinatingly beautiful recital in which Meijer combines pieces from ‘Glassworks’(1982) and ‘The Hours’(2002) with ‘Metamorphosis’(1988).
Meijer met Glass in 2011 when she performed this last peice – in her own arrangement – at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. The composer was enchanted by the sound, thus encouraging Meijer to search for other works of his that might also be well suited to her instrument.
‘Metamorphosis’ sounds flawless on Meijer’s hands. Her interpretation in the second movement of Glass’ tempo-indication “flowing” is briljant: quietly virtuoso and oh so beautiful.
According to Meijer, it was more challenging to transpose the soundtrack of ‘The Hours’ to the harp, but she succeeded with six of the eleven pieces.
Listen to how splendidly the lower strings resonate in ‘The Poet Acts’ and how they give the original music a completly new color. A facinating CD in all respects, including the intriguing case.

Trouw – Peter van der Lint, 12th October 2012

Posted on 2013-02-11 00:21:29.213