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News Flash: Harper Is Wildly Overrated

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Everywhere I look, people are freaking out about Jana Bouskova and her ability to play VLTAVA (MOLDAU) arr.for solo harp by Hanus Trnecek. Dont get me wrong, I’m as big of a Hanus Anus as anyone. Love the guy. He creates tunes that will last for all eternity, but Jana’s styling is a little indulgent in my opinion.

What do I mean by that? Well, this is a sports blog so I’ll keep my musical tastes short. She certainly imparted much color by variation of timbre and of dynamics. There’s no question about that. But because one is playing so many notes on the harp, the possibility of varying details of the timing is a risk: here, Jana fell victim to her own reputation. You hate to see it.

My preference for the best in the world is longtime stoolie Jaymee Haefner. Divine.