Lovely playing, I just wish there wasn't as much wind noise. What really caught my eye, however, was her hair. How simple, yet how charming.
It is lovely, as she must have intended. An artist in two fields, then! My wife wears her hair like this at times.
Hmmm. I am only an iggerant female type, but her hair is not the first thing that caught my eye...*running away*Seriously, lovely. Both the music and the lady.
It's your ear I was after, in any case. :)The artist is apparently performing at the Carolina Renaissance Festival near Loch... er, Lake Norman, just north of Charlotte. This goes on until 20 November. I might try to go and hear her perform; that's only perhaps three hours' drive, and through some beautiful country this time of year.
When I was just a wee rosy cheeked lass of 5, we lived in Massachusetts. Our next door neighbors had a college aged daughter named Betsy who used to babysit us sometimes.Betsy had a full sized concert harp in their LR - I loved to hear her play. I grew us thinking harp music was the most beautiful thing in the universe.
The big problem I always had with harp music was that the stuff you heard was always the most romantic compositions- and I don't mean that in a complementary way. This piece is beautiful (as is the lady, I agree). It's enough to redeem the harp, in my eyes, er- ears.
Douglas - ever hear "Brian Boru's March"? Not romantic but a great harp piece. I used to have a celtic lap-harp that, alas, could not come back to the high, dry, steppe when I left Georgia (the wood would have split since I did not have a way to slowly de-humidify the instrument). You could get some pretty fierce little tunes out of that instrument and I would love to hear a harp arrangement of, oh, "Donald McGillivrey".LittleRed1
Well Miss Cass, since you brought up her bosom, let us address it. I actually have many female friends who are fond of corsets, and as such, I have more than a passing familiarity with their effects on women (and their bust lines). As such, I can tell you, this particular young lady, as pretty as she is, is not particularly well endowed. That's almost all the work of the corset.Not to say I don't appreciate her... charms, shall we say. But it was not as immediately striking to me as her hair. Also, as a hint for those looking into buying corsets, the straight front corset (such as she is wearing here) is designed to enhance decolletage, not to support it.
Douglas - try the Mozart Flute and Harp concerto or Respighi's Fountains of Rome - prominent harp parts in both (and of course Scheherazade would not be the same without those chords).I've posted a greek arrangement elsehwere but this song is gorgeous on harp.It's been many years since I played the harp myself - I used to play a lovely piece by Richard I. I don't remember the title and this isn't it but it's worth a listen.
P.S. - Oh, and for a very beautiful harp solo - the Intermezzo from Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antarctica. (He took it from his score for Scott of the Antarctic.)
As such, I can tell you, this particular young lady, as pretty as she is, is not particularly well endowed. That's almost all the work of the corset.No doubt this is one of the very many areas in which women see things differently from men, but I wasn't equating pulchritude with sheer size :pBut I agree - the flat fronted type of corset is more suited for more diminutive figures. Imagining Christina Hendricks in one illustrates that point rather well :p
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