The Mexican Harp Volume One: Concertos and Solos

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Catalogue No: TOCN0027
EAN/UPC: 5060640070271
Release Date: 2023-08-18
Composer: Arturo Rodríguez, Eduardo Angulo, Jorge Torres Sáenz
Artists: Carlos Miguel Prieto, Janet Paulus, Solistas de Minería

With this first Toccata Next album of Mexican music for harp, the American harpist Janet Paulus pays tribute to her adoptive country and to three composer friends, each with a concertante work and music for solo harp – several of them recently written for her. The predominant style is gently Neo-Romantic, occasionally animated with echoes of Mexican folk-music.

Janet Paulus, harp
Solistas de Minería (Tracks 2–5, 10-12)
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor (Tracks 2-5, 10-12)

Eduardo Angulo

  1. Prelude for Harp: lo que yo nunca juzgué que fuera a tus manos (2007)* (3:40)

Concerto for Harp and Strings, Op. 15 (1982) (24:28)

  1. I. Allegro vivace (8:26)
  2. II. Allegretto grazioso (7:50)
  3. III. Finale: Allegro molto (8:12)

Arturo Rodríguez

  1. Saudade (2007/2009)* (13:24)
  2. Amanecer (2012)* (2:41)
  3. Pensando en ti (2014)* (3:15)
  4. Morning Rain (2022)* (2:44)
  5. Reencuentro (2014)* (3:10)

Jorge Torres Sáenz
Mil y una grullas (2021-22)* (18:36)

  1. I. Allegramente (5:28)
  2. II. Lento (7:23)
  3. III. Vivo (5:45)
  4. Alice Dreams (2019)* (2:49)

*First Recordings

1 review for The Mexican Harp Volume One: Concertos and Solos

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    ‘Paulus plays everything with assurance, fluidly meeting all technical demands. Carlos Miguel Prieto and the Solistas de Minería string orchestra accompany with sensitivity […] Toccata’s recorded sound is fine, and Paulus’s program notes are informative.’

    —Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2024

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