This piece gains a whole different voice when played on harp, but is, I think, equally majestic in its own right. Performed by Amy Turk.
Ever wonder why your teacher insisted you learn things like harmonics, tremolo, trills, près de la table, and all those other harpy effects? This arrangement is a good example. And yes, all the effects she uses are also perfectly doable on lever harp.
The piece is Sweet Blues by Bernard Andres, performed by Ruth Boyajian during a Focus on Youth concert at the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver.
The force is indeed strong with this one. Benjamin is now a teenager, performing internationally. You can visit his channel here.
Along with his inimitable charm, Harpo Marx had truly mad harp skillz – and, hands down, the best comedic timing of any harpist to date.
Harpo Marx playing Liszt’s 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody, 1946.