Thursday, October 1, 2009

Harps, played and painted

Look: Israhel van Meckenem (c. 1445-1503), "Lute and Harp Duet"

Listen: Anonymous (Italy, 14th c.), "Amoroso, Ballo Franchese"

Look: Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-1872), "The Harp of Erin"

Listen: Traditional/Turlough O'Carolan (Ireland, 18th c.), "Variations on the Scottish Air, When She Cam Ben"

Look: Thomas Sully (1783-1872), "Lady with a Harp: Eliza Ridgely"

Listen: G.M. Trabaci (Naples, c. 1600), "Toccata Seconda e Ligature per l'Arpa"
Look: Antoine-Auguste-Ernest Hebert (1817-1908), "Muse Playing the Harp"

Listen: Turlan O'Carolan (Irish, 18th c.),"Miss Noble"
Look: Rose Adelaide Ducreux (1761-1802), "Self-Portrait with a Harp"

Listen: Blondel de Nesle (France, 12th c.), "Amour Dont Suy Espris"

Music clips are by Asni. More information about harps here and on Wikipedia. Harp music is also therapeutic.

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