Alisa Sadikova, classical pedal harp

Alisa Sadikova, at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory Music
School. There’s some debate as to the actual title and composer of this piece in the YouTube comments, but consensus seems to say that it’s “La Source” by Albert Zabel (rather than The Fountain by Grandjany). Truly impressive playing either way. Hopefully young Alisa gets to have some ordinary kid time in between all the crazy hours she must be practicing. She certainly seems to be playing with her whole heart on this one.

Louis Spohr – Fantasie in C minor Op. 35

Apologies for the intermittent postings as of late. To make up for it, here are some lovely performances of classical masterworks, brought to you by the magic of the internet. – T.H.

Lena-Maria Buchberger performing Fantasie in C minor for solo harp, Op. 35, by Louis Spohr.