Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 52: The Harp


In Episode #52 of Busy Kids Love Music Podcast, we embark on a beautiful exploration of one of the oldest and most enchanting instruments—the harp. Having journeyed through the musical landscapes of various instruments, from the cello to the saxophone and flute, we now delve into the ethereal world of the harp.

**Episode Highlights:**

– **Ancient Echoes:** Uncover the historical significance of the harp as we travel back in time, exploring its role in ancient civilizations and cultures.

– **Technological Symphony:** Trace the evolution of this timeless instrument through the centuries, from its humble beginnings to the technological advancements that shape its modern incarnation.

– **Harmonious Versatility:** Discover the diverse musical genres that embrace the captivating tones of the harp, from classical compositions to contemporary masterpieces.

Join me in unraveling the mysteries of the harp, an instrument that resonates with the echoes of history while maintaining its relevance in today’s musical landscape. Episode #52 promises a melodic journey through the strings of this beautiful instrument.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Busy Kids Do Piano Program

Busy Moms Do Piano Program

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Harp concert by Sophia Kiprskaya , soloist of the Mariinsky Theater

Harp-lute (kora) made by Idrissa Coulibay, Mali (Bamako)

Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker on Harp cover by Alexander Boldachev

W. Mathias: Improvisations for Harp (Elinor Bennett, harp)

Celtic Harp at Lorient


Music Listening Schedule for Episode 52

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of visually stunning performances that include much of the music from today’s episode. Check it out here.

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