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28 August 2012, 10:33
Take a moment to relax with the angelic strains of Claire Jones’ beautiful new album, on John Suchet’s show every morning this week
Commissioned by Classic FM, the new album from former Royal Harpist Claire Jones and the English Chamber Orchestra is simply gorgeous. The harp brings a new angelic touch to classical music favourites like Debussy’s The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, and Dvorak’s ‘Song to the Moon’ from Rusalka. There’s also a chance to take a musical trip to the Welsh valleys with Claire’s new arrangements of traditional favourites like All Through the Night, and a heart-warming new composition from Claire’s fiancé to celebrate their upcoming wedding.
This new album showcases the harp as a true solo instrument - it's a perfect musical interlude at the end of a long day, offering a magical new take on Classic FM favourites.
Listen to John Suchet every weekday around 10.15 for a moment of calm in a busy morning.