"...a pleasant survey of unhackneyed music...the Sonata, by Adrian Shaposhnikov...sounds like Ravel with a tinge of Slavic melancholy...The first movement (of the Donizetti) is a lovely aria in Donizetti's best manner, which Fairbanks sings with some charm: the second a sprightly cabaletta...(The Boren) sounds like a modern dance scores, liturgical mainly in its serene starkness. The most effective dance combines harp with pizzicato violin. Rytting creates an attractive, ghostly tone quality."
The greatly-anticipated debut recording from the superbAurora Duo presents unique and beautiful but rarely-heard repertoire for violin and harp. Acclaimed violinist Donna Fairbanks and harp virtuoso Lysa Rytting explore this repertoire in a musical journey around the world featuring compositions by America's Alan Hovhaness and Murray Boren, Italy's Gaetano Donizetti, France's Camille Saint-Saens, Argentina's Angel Lasala and Russia's Adrian Shaposhinikov.
Sonata in G Major for Violin and Harp - Gaetano Donizetti
Sonata in D minor for Violin and Harp - Adrian Shaposhinikov
Andante con moto
Manuetto - Allegretto
Sonata, op. 406 - Alan Hovhaness
Poema Del Pastor Coya* - Angel E. Lasala
Con la Chola y El Changuito
Movements from the Liturgical Dance* - Murray Boren
Fantasie for Violin and Harp, op. 123 - Camille Saint-Saens