The Austrian CD Label CAPRICCIO has released Harriet´s fifth CD “RACHMANINOV”. Together with pianist Magda Amara she recorded compositions for Cello and Piano on this CD:
“Recording music is a very intimate, personal process for which I have the utmost respect”, begins Harriet
Krijgh. “Balance between emotion and self-restraint is an essential theme. Especially with such emotionally
charged music like that of Serge Rachmaninov’s, the main consideration is to apply the correct amount of
emotion.” The Sonata for cello and piano, Op.19 and the Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 came after a rather epic phase of depression and compositional resignation. For three years after the failure of his first symphony, Rachmaninov’s creative output seized up, and this eventually needed hypnotherapy treatment to cure the problem. “With Rachmaninov, I sensed an extremely sensitive artist. Such a long creative break must have caused very difficult emotional upheavals. The works that developed immediately after that period of time are therefore so much richer in emotion or atmosphere because of it”, says Harriet Krijgh.
(CAPRICCIO Release Text)