Recordings

In this collection, Elisabeth features the arrangements of Carlos Salzedo, one of the greatest harpists of the 20th century. The CD includes all of the carols in the Salzedo “Collection”, ranging from short paraphrases of perhaps less familiar carols (a Basque carol, a Catalan carol) and lovely arrangements of favorites such as “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, to dynamic concert variations (“O Tannenbaum”) In addition to the Collection, the CD opens with Salzedo’s “I Wonder as I Wander” and closes with Elisabeth’s arrangement of Holst’s “In the Bleak Mid-Winter.”

Elisabeth collaborated with ASO Principal Flute Christina Smith to record “Encantamiento” in 2005. Highlights include both standard duos such as Rota’s beautiful “Sonata per flauto e arpa”, and newer favorites such as three tangos by British composer Graham Lynch. The CD also includes Elisabeth’s transcription of Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango.”  The American Record Guide writes: “This collection is aptly named, for we have enchantment here long before we reach the composition with that title, and the sound of Elisabeth Remy Johnson’s harp is captured with exceptional brilliance, her artistry a constant joy.”

Elisabeth’s debut solo recording was released in 2000. She presents a recital of favorite harp solos from a range of time periods, from the sparkling Pescetti “Sonata” to the fascinating Britten “Suite”, Marcel Tournier’s lovely “Sonatine for Harp” to Salzedo’s tour-de-force “Whirlwind.”