I'm going to send this request out a second time, for recordings of the harpist Reinhardt Elster. Please see below. Mr. Elster and his family would be most grateful with any assistance locating recordings of his playing, especially the performance noted below from Feb. 24, 1980.
Thanks very much,
On Sep 4, 2014, at 12:42 PM, Russ Hamm wrote:
> Reinhardt Elster was one of the top harpists of his day, and played for 38 years as principal harpist for the N.Y. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He is alive and well, and just turned 100 years old in July! He is looking for a recording of a number he played with Marilyn Horne as she sang "Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair". It was part of the "Gala of Stars" on February 24, 1980, which was taped and subsequently aired on PBS TV on March 16, 1980. Beverley Sills was the host, James Levine the conductor. I understand this number was a surprise addition to the program, and led off the second act.
> He and his family would also be interested in any recordings that may be out there that feature his harp playing. You may reply to me offlist, if you like.
> Thanks very much,
> Russ Hamm