The compositions of the great harpist and harp pedagogue Carlos Salzedo are beloved by harpists and lovers of music for the harp. And now on Iridescence, her new CD on the Stradivarius label, the magnetic Italian harpist Antonella Ciccozzi shows us with no doubt whatsoever that we should all get to know Salzedo’s charming music.If you are a member of Classical Archives, CLICK HERE to enjoy this new release now.
About Carlos Salzedo
Carlos Salzedo was born on April 6, 1885, in Arcachon, France. He began his studies at the Paris Conservatory at age 9, where he won the premier prix in harp and piano when he was 16. He began a notable career as a soloist and chamber musician and then moved to America in 1903, where he joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. After returning to Europe to fight in the French army in World War I, he then returned to the United States and restarted his career as a member of the Met orchestra as well as a soloist. In 1928, he married his student Lucille Lawrence, who became a successful soloist and pedagogue whose teaching at the Manhattan School of Music and elsewhere influenced an entire generation of students to take up the harp. Salzedo died in 1961.
About Antonella Ciccozzi
The Italian harpist Antonella Ciccozzi began her harp studies at an early age in her native city of L’Aquila and earned her diploma in harp from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. She now concertizes widely throughout Europe and teaches at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Firenze.
About the Delightful CD Iridescence
On her new release Iridescence, Ms. Ciccozzi performs works by Salzedo that include . . .
- Variations on a Theme in Ancient Style (Salzedo’s most famous and familiar work)
- Five Preludes for Harp
- Suite of Eight Dances for Harp
We think you will be delighted by her perfect performances of these wonderful works on this CD. It offers a splendid way to get to hear a wonderful composer who might not have been known to you before.
A confident and delicate interpretation of Salzedo’s popular harp compositions! Wishing she could include some other signature works by the master such as Chanson dans la Nuit and Scintillation.