View Poll Results: Do You Like The Harp?

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    Whenever I think of the harp I just see Harpo Marx. Here he is playing Liszt and even jazzing it up at 2:00:


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    I'm lukewarm on the harp. Like to hear it occasionally, but a 75 minute CD of harp music, no!

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    Love it. The sound is so romantic and evokes multiple feelings. Also, it's the most gorgeous looking instrument in the orchestra! I love the harp bits in Bruckner's 8th, Glière's Harp concerto and especially Smetana's Ma Vlast! When Vyšehrad begins with the noble sounds of the harp, I'm transported to another world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaltotun View Post
    Love it. The sound is so romantic and evokes multiple feelings. Also, it's the most gorgeous looking instrument in the orchestra! I love the harp bits in Bruckner's 8th, Glière's Harp concerto and especially Smetana's Ma Vlast! When Vyšehrad begins with the noble sounds of the harp, I'm transported to another world.
    So is the majority, thank goodness .
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    Germaine Tailleferre: Concertino for Harp and Orchestra is very nice indeed!

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    Good to see the harp is very well regarded by many members here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    Good to see the harp is very well regarded by many members here.
    I had to laugh at this one:

    I have never listened to the harp before
    on vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    I'm lukewarm on the harp. Like to hear it occasionally, but a 75 minute CD of harp music, no!
    What about 2 hours? Maybe by the 90th minute you'd start to come around

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    Ginastera Harp Concerto - Emmanuel Padilla Holguín.
    Stunning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Jews Harp yeah sure
    PC considerations aside, should it rather be

    Jew's Harp

    or

    Jews' Harp

    Do Jewish people even play these things?
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    here is a different take. check these two out "HARP ROCK'


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    I find the harp to be really beautiful as an accompaniment instrument. Can't say anything about it as a melody instrument because I haven't heard enough.
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    I don't know if Debussy is beautiful because of the harp or if the harp is beautiful because of Debussy. The same with Ravel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterHours View Post
    I'd prefer not to harp on this thread . . .
    I knew somebody was going to say it.
    Last edited by Manxfeeder; May-18-2017 at 21:19.

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    Of course. I can't think of an instrument I dislike. I may dislike how it's used but not the instrument itself or it's possibilities. Is that a thing? Do people have instruments they genuinely dislike?
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