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10 things you don't know about Angel Padilla

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"One of my great accomplishments was to be able to study with the teachers I chose," says Angel Padilla.

Angel Padilla will perform opening night (Wed. June 4) at the Lyon & Healy 150th Birthday Festival.

1. What was the moment you knew you wanted to become a harpist?
When I was 5 years old and I listened to my first harp concert. Nicanor Zabaleta playing Handel, Boieldieu, Dittersdorf, and the Debussy Dances all on the same program.

2. What’s your absolute favorite piece to play on the harp and why?
It is difficult to choose one but I feel very identified with the Aranjuez Concerto. I can...

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Four Postcards (Walther, David)

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  • Composer(s)
    Walther, David
  • Instrumentation
    Harp/Flute/Viola
  • Who's playing:
    0 players are working on this piece right now.
  • Written for The Debussy Trio, premiered in Chicago, February, 2009. Subtitled movements: Airport, Horizons, Seagulls, Motorboat. The Debussy Trio has just recorded the piece with other works by David Walther, which will be released soon on Albany Records.

  • Editor's note:

    Look for a recording of this work by the Debussy Trio. Buy it at fatrockink.com.

Dusty Strings Introduces the Boulevard

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Dusty Strings introduces their first concert-tension lever harp, the Boulevard Classic.

Folk harp manufacturer Dusty Strings has just introduced the company's first concert-tension lever harp, the Boulevard Classic model. The 34-string harp is designed "specifically for classical players and students," says Dusty Strings. "The concert-tension gut strings provide a shorter sustain than other Dusty Strings models, making the Boulevard an ideal choice for classical repertoire."

The Boulevard is based on Dusty's Ravenna 34 model and "offers players...

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Harp Column Hints For Posting

How to make your posts look their best

HC
September 17, 2012
From HC Staff's blog:

As a music scholar, I of course like to make my meaning as clear as possible. So I always make sure to use the special Markdown syntax to format my posts so they look their best! Here's how you can do the same:

Paragraphs

Line spaces between blocks of type -- paragraphs, in other words -- are very easy. Just separate them with an extra "enter" (hit "enter" twice).

Bold and Italics

It's very easy to add emphasis with bold and italics! I made this line by typing in the...

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