Oliver Wass is a very special musician – he explores many sides of the harp here from the spectacular fireworks of Falla and Posse, to Britten’s touching gift to his friend, the legendary Welsh harpist, Ossian Ellis. John Cage’s sole piece for solo harp is a dreamy, quiet piece - it could almost be by Erik Satie.
Wass’s performance of Britten’s Suite…was remarkable for both the range of timbres and the warmth of the tone that Wass conjured... he built the complex, asymmetrical patterns into a mesmerising rhythmic force.' - Seen and Heard, 2016
Bach: French Suite
Falla: Spanish Dance No. 1
Cage: In a Landscape
Britten Suite for Harp, Op.83
Posse: Carnival of Venice Variations