"Virtuosity and expression are not the first two traits most listeners associate with the harp. But Elizabeth Hainen makes a case for the instrument as something more than the angel-food cake of the orchestra in this budget release of transcriptions and works written especially for harp. Her fine, fast work in Liszt's Liebestraume brings to a harpist of considerably more skill than we ordinarily have a chance to hear from her principal chair in the Philadelphia Orchestra. Elias parish Alvars' Serenade is a kind of bel canto for harp - fanciful ornamentation and strong melody - and Hainen treats it as such. She also gets a lovely bell-tone. The best thing about Hainen's playing is the way she makes a melody sing. It's hard to imagine Glinka's Nocturne sounding more musical."
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