Speaking of Céline Gay Des Combes's work in Geneva - Céline has also recently brought out a fine recording with her pianist duo partner Julia Froschhammer. Harp and piano isn't a combination you hear all that frequently, and Duo Harpian's debut album offers some intriguing new transcriptions (by Julia's father, pianist and composer Fritz Froschhammer). The arrangement of Da Falla's Danse rituelle du feu is particularly successful, and a great successor to the Salzedo arrangement of Granados's 'Andaluza' on the track listing. There is also a new transcription of three of Rameau's Pièces de Clavecin ('L'Egyptienne', 'Les tendres plaintes' and 'Le rappel des oiseux'); solos from each artist; and beautiful harp and piano versions of the Debussy Danses and the Ravel Introduction and Allegro.
Radio France will be playing music from this CD on their "Debut CD" programme, between 7 and 8AM on January 25th.