Harps and harpists

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Indiana University Press, 2007 - Music - 363 pages
Revising her classic 1989 book Harps and Harpists, Roslyn Rensch expands her authoritative history of this timeless instrument. This lavishly illustrated edition, with 137 black-and-white images and 24 color plates, surveys the progress of the harp from antiquity to the present day. The new edition includes two new chapters; an extensive bibliography and index; personal anecdotes of the author's studies under Alberto Salvi; an appendix on the Roslyn Rensch Papers and Harp Collection, which are housed at the University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign; and an hour-long CD of harp music.

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Harpist and art historian Rensch (The Harp: Its History, Technique and Repertoire) here revives and updates her classic 1989 history of the harp from ancient Mesopotamia to the electric harp now ... Read full review


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Roslyn Rensch, musician and art historian, studied harp with Alberto Salvi and Joseph Vito. She is author of The Harp; The Harp, Its History, Technique and Repertoire; and most recently, Three Centuries of Harpmaking.

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