An Analysis of Mildred Dilling’s Career and Contributions to the Harp World

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An Analysis of Mildred Dilling’s Career and Contributions to the Harp World
Introduction
The harp holds a unique place in the symphony orchestra as being the “only plucked instrument that has gained wide acceptance the symphony orchestra.” In its place behind the grand piano in the symphony orchestra, the 47-stringed harp brings in a beautiful resonating sound with a six-octave range, adding unique polyphonic texture to the orchestral experience. In addition, the harp has only gained popularity as a solo instrument in recent years, due to the Celtic influence on popular music and the proliferation of world music and the resurgence of classical music, both being introduced to a new generation of students and listeners.
In addition, the harp...
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