Aurora Duo

Music for Violin and Harp -Donna Fairbanks, Violin; Lysa Rytting, Harp

“…a pleasant survey of unhackneyed music…the Sonata, by Adrian Shaposhnikov…sounds like Ravel with a tinge of Slavic melancholy…The first movement (of the Donizetti) is a lovely aria in Donizetti’s best manner, which Fairbanks sings with some charm: the second a sprightly cabaletta…(The Boren) sounds like a modern dance scores, liturgical mainly in its serene starkness. The most effective dance combines harp with pizzicato violin. Rytting creates an attractive, ghostly tone quality.” – Fanfare

The greatly-anticipated debut recording from the superbAurora Duo presents unique and beautiful but rarely-heard repertoire for violin and harp. Acclaimed violinist Donna Fairbanks and harp virtuoso Lysa Rytting explore this repertoire in a musical journey around the world featuring compositions by America’s Alan Hovhaness and Murray Boren, Italy’s Gaetano Donizetti, France’s Camille Saint-Saens, Argentina’s Angel Lasala and Russia’s Adrian Shaposhinikov.

Sonata in G Major for Violin and Harp – Gaetano Donizetti



Sonata in D minor for Violin and Harp – Adrian Shaposhinikov3.Andante con moto

4.Manuetto – Allegretto

5.Allego molto

Sonata, op. 406 – Alan Hovhaness