Konghou (Chinese Harp), Xiang Fei Bamboo

According to the Harp Spectrum,

“In the 20th century, a new demand arose for a national instrument rooted in ancient times, yet still contemporary. In 1964, Konghou was revived in Shenyang, China, and during the 1980s several musical instrument factories in China began to design and produce a new type of Konghou combining the Guzhang (koto, like a movable-bridge zither), Pipa (lute) and Qin (mandolin), and utilizing the modern technology of the pedal harp.”

I feel different – Chromatic harp

The chromatic, aka cross-strung harp, in action! Instruments include chromatic harp, djembé, keyboard, electronic drum & bass, and tin-whistle. “I feel different” composed by harpist Anne Vanschothorst, performed & arranged here by Raphaël Pinel.

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.