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De Anima: Works for Harp solo – Anne Bassand


De Anima: Works for Harp solo

Henriette RENIÉ: Légende – Paul HINDEMITH: Harp Sonata: I. Mäßig schnell – Harp Sonata: II. Lebhaft – Harp Sonata: III. Sehr langsam – Johann Sebastian BACH: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: II. Adagio – Benjamin BRITTEN: Suite for Harp, Op. 83: I. Overture – Suite for Harp, Op. 83: II. Toccata – Suite for Harp, Op. 83: III. Nocturne – Suite for Harp, Op. 83: IV. Fugue – Suite for Harp, Op. 83: V. Hymn – Franz SCHUBERT: Hungarian Melody in B Minor, D. 817 – Bedřich SMETANA: The Moldau (Arr. by H. Trnecek) – Kaija SAARIAHO: Fall

Anne Bassand, Harp solo.


Reading “On the Soul” by François Cheng in December 2018 was a revelation for me: the explanations of the role of the soul in our lives helped me to understand and accept the human condition. In addition, the passages on the soul and music are beautiful and as a musician, it sparked the idea of making a CD linking excerpts from the book with music. So I chose solo harp pieces that have been with me for many years and that speak to the soul.

Anne Bassand

Born in Geneva, Anne Bassand studies the harp with Catherine Eisenhoffer to the Conservatory of Music of her home town, then with Marie-Claire Jamet to the „Ecole Normale“ of Paris, before perfecting with Susann McDonald at the University of Indiana (USA). She also benefited from the teaching of Pierre Jamet and of the pianist György Sebök. In 1992, she is a prize-winner of the International Harp Competition of the United States.

Fascinated by contemporary music, she is a member of the « Ensemble Contrechamps » in Geneva and participle in numerous creations. She has create for solo harp “Phalange” of Arthur Kampela ( 1995 ) and “Refrain” of William Blank ( 2012 ).

She played in festivals such as: Festival der Zukunft in Ernen, Autumn festival in Paris, Festival van Vlaaderen in Belgium, Festival “ Wien Modern “, Festival of Gargilesse, Festival of Witten, Tage für Neue Musik in Zürich, Archipel festival in Geneva, Festival “ Music and Friendship “ in Biel , Festival of Salzburg.

She recorded several CD in various formations.

She teaches the harp at the Musikhochschule of Lucerne and chamber music in the „Haute Ecole de Musique“ of Lausanne.

Convinced of the necessity of transmitting knowledges, she perfects in pedagogy and develops a reflection on the teaching of the harp as professor of Didactics in the „Haute Ecole de Musique“ of Geneva.

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