Death of Russia’s foremost harpist

October 4, 2015 by norman lebrecht

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Olga Erdelyi, soloist of the Bolshoi Symphony for 40 years and teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire for 45, has died at the age of 89.

The pre-eminent harpist in Soviet times, Olga was the niece and pupil of Ksenia Alexandrovna Erdely (1878-1971), for whom Reinhold Gliere wrote his much-played harp concerto.

This was her last public recital, in 1992.

olga erdelyipainting by Vasily Millioti

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  1. NYMike says:

    No mention of Dulova?

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