Patricia Spero

Winter Harp

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Winter Harp is a warm, relaxing collection of classical pieces arranged by harpist Patricia Spero. Spero plays, with grace and delicacy, arrangements that are simple, letting the composers' own notes fall from the strings gently. Pieces like Brahm's "Cradle Song," and Bach's "Ave Maria," and Mendelssohn's "On Wings of Song" seem made for the airy tones of Spero's harp. When combined with the flute, the music seems to emanate from another plane of consciousness. Spero is unlimited in her expression, playing the harp as though the skill was a gift for her to share.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297
1 6:25
2 7:54
Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
3 3:12
Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3)
4 6:50
5 3:20
6 3:44
7 1:55
8 5:23
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
9 4:14
Work(s)
10 6:08 Spotify
11 2:34 Spotify
12 5:19
13 4:58
14 3:47
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