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A. E. Pratté - Works for the Harp

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Catalogue numberBIS-2570 SACD
Release date2021-10-01
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time73:35

It was when Delphine Constantin-Reznik took up the post as harpist in the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra that she first came across the name Anton Pratté, well-known in his lifetime as a harpist and composer. Her research into the music and activities of this forgotten master has now resulted in the very first recording of any of his numerous compositions for the harp. Anton Edvard Pratté was born in Bohemia into a family that ran a touring puppet theatre. He came to Sweden as an adolescent, and soon made a name for himself, performing music of his own as well as by others.

Pratté gave concerts across Sweden, as well as in Norway and Finland, and in the 1840s even went on an extensive tour of Europe, performing in Berlin (where members of the Prussian royal family were in the audience), Vienna and Prague. But much of his life was spent in the area around Norrköping where he taught the daughters of wealthy landowners and for a while conducted the local orchestra society – the forerunner of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra heard in the Grand Concert which opens the present disc. This is followed by two works for solo harp, both making use of traditional tunes from Sweden and Norway respectively.
 
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  Composer: Pratté, Anton Edvard
  Grand Concert in G minor for harp and orchestra 43:14
01 I. Allegro con spirito 23:16 $ 5.58 USD
02 II. Romanza 07:44 $ 1.86 USD
03 III. Rondo 12:14 $ 2.94 USD
 
  Theme and Variations on a Swedish Folk Tune 12:52
04 Introdutione 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
05 Variation 1 01:16 $ 0.30 USD
06 Variation 2 00:50 $ 0.20 USD
07 Variation 3 01:27 $ 0.35 USD
08 Variation 5 01:43 $ 0.41 USD
09 Variation 6 00:57 $ 0.23 USD
10 Variation 7 03:18 $ 0.79 USD
11 Variation 4 01:12 $ 0.29 USD
 
12 Souvenir de Norvège: Fra Fjelle og Dale 17:23 $ 4.17 USD
 
  Album total 73:35
ComposerPratté, Anton Edvard
HarpConstantin-Reznik, Delphine
OrchestraNorrköping Symphony Orchestra
ConductorMusca, Daniela

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