Floraleda Sacchi – “Skin Against Skin”.

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For today, I thought I’d share with you some original work by this great and versatile Italian harpist. This piece comes from her 2020 album called Chiaroscuro Harp.

https://open.spotify.com/track/6QrxQWXir9vtzcCkrsSn4W?si=1e74c9d764c5415d

Floraleda Sacchi – “Skin Against Skin”.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Outer Space (Gnossienne 1).

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Today I have another piece played by Floraleda Sacchi for you, but this time not her original work. The gnossiennes are experimental compositions written by the French composer Erik Satie for piano. A lot of music for piano can be played for harp and even more is rearranged by harpists like Floraleda Sacchi. This piece is the Gnossienne no. 1.

Floraleda Sacchi – “We Arrive From Away”.

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For today I want to introduce to you a really atmospheric, evocative and thoroughly luscious piece from Floraleda Sacchi’s last year’s album “Darklight”. I really like it just because it’s so evocative and it’s easy to imagine things when listening to it. It always makes me think of some fairytale-like folk who live in some exotic-ish, beautiful place, have everything they want, and I like to think why they arrive to our normal world and all sorts of things and almost every time I do it I come up with a bit or a lot different ideas. It’s also fairly long and I guess I’ve said that more than enough on here that I particularly love long solo harp pieces and the longer the better.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Jack”.

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What a beautiful title this piece has, doesn’t it? 😀 Obviously the Jackophile in me really likes it. This piece comes from the Italian harpist Floraleda Sacchi’s 2008 album Minimal Harp, and is originally a composition of Michael Nyman, from his 1999 soundtrack album Wonderland, as in the film Wonderland in which it was used. I haven’t watched the film and I don’t know if there is any Jack in it and what the title of this track refers to, but I really like its sound on harp.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Temple of Sound”.

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Today I’d like to share with you another piece from Floraleda Sacchi, from her 2017 album Dark Light, from which I’ve already shared some tracks before. This album showcases in such a creative way how the harp is not just an instrument for classical or folk music, but electronic music too. This piece has been composed by Italian innovative pianist, merging both classical and electronic music, Roberto Cacciapaglia. I really love this piece and the title feels so adequate to the way it sounds!

Floraleda Sacchi – “Andras”.

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Today I come to you with another piece from the very versatile Italian harpist Floraleda Sacchi. This is her version of Andras, originally composed by the German pianist Max Richter. I like Max Richter’s music as well, and the original version of this piece, but harp always rules for me. It’s not available on YouTube so I’m sharing it from Spotify and people who don’t have Spotify can click the link below to find it on their favourite streaming service, provided it is on there, of course.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Andras”.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Metamorphosis 2”.

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This amazing piece played by the Italian harpist Floraleda Sacchi originally comes from the American avant-garde composer and multi-instrumentalist Philip Glass, from a piano solo album of his. Five of the tracks on this album are called Metamorphosis and they are inspired by the Franz Kafka novella by the same title. Floraleda Sacchi released an album with various works of this composer, including all five Metamorphosis pieces, and here’s the second one of them.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Said And Done”.

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For today, I have another instrumental harp piece for you, but more classical/experimental than Celtic or folksy. Floraleda Sacchi is someone whose music I’ve shared on here before quite a few times, both her own compositions and her interpretations of other people’s music. This one is from the latter category. This delightfully long piece was originally written by German classical and electronic composer and pianist Nils Frahm. The original is also extremely interesting, but because I love harp so much, Floraleda’s version speaks to me even more.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Requiem For A Dream”.

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Today, I’m sharing with you another piece performed by the great Italian harpist Floraleda Sacchi. This is her rendition of a piece from the soundtrack for the film by the same title, which was composed by Clint Mansell. I really like her version of it.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Oltremare” (Overseas).

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Today, I’m sharing with you another piece performed by Floraleda Sacchi (a long and really beautiful piece!). Floraleda Sacchi, as you may already know from my blog, is a composer but she also plays and arranges for harp a lot of other composers’ music, and she has popularised some harp composers and harpists by playing their music. This particular piece has been written by very well-known Ludovico Einaudi, a pianist and composer whom I also really like and surprisingly many people do. But I love harp in general a lot more than piano, hence I’d rather share with you a harp rendition of it.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Sweet Obsession”.

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Today I have for you a really evocative composition from Floraleda Sacchi – Italian harpist who is both known from performing music from other composers for harp, often popularising these lesser known, as well as composing her own music. – Like I said, this piece is her original and I really like it. It really is sweet.

Floraleda Sacchi – “Nightbook”.

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For the last day of this weird year, I chose to share with you an interesting, atmospheric and quite modern-sounding harp composition of Italian harpist Floraleda Sacchi, which was released a little earlier this year. Floraleda Sacchi was featured on this blog before, but as far as I remember, not with her own music, while this, from what I know, is her own piece. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Floraleda Sacchi – “La Chasse” (The Hunt).

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Today I have a delightful, classical piece for you. While I can appreciate the value of classical music and highly respect people who have an authentic and deep understanding of it, I myself do not feel like I have it. I don’t know whether it comes from a sort of aversion I’d gotten for this type of music at school and it still is there somewhere, or is it more a thing of my lack of emotional maturity, which I think is necessary to understand complex classical pieces and feel them.

However, as you may know, I love harp. Especially |Celtic harp, and especially in a folk setting, but I also adore classical music where the harp is very prominent, or even jazz or pop music with harp but in such genres it’s easier to screw it up so I don’t always end up liking it. And so you can imagine that my love is all the greater for solo harp music! There haven’t been many composers who would compose solo music for harp, usually piano pieces are arranged and adapted, nevertheless there have been a handful of them, who usually were harpists themselves. And there is a fabulously talented and versatile harpist (mostly Celtic) in Italy, called Floraleda Sacchi, who has put a lot of effort over the years of her work to popularise harpists and harp composers, especially the more obscure ones like Elias Parish Alvars or Alphonse Hasselmans. This beautiful and evocative piece here was also composed by one of those forgotten harpists, a Scottish lady of Italian descent called Sophia Dussek (nee Corri). Her music does strike a chord with me, and in any case, as is typically the case with me and harp music, is just a pleasure to listen to. This is a long, solo, multi-threated piece, and thus just right for my voracious brain. I don’t speak French but the title of this composition seems to mean the hunt in this language.