I was reading old copies of the magazine “The Musician” from 1913 and I came across this advertisement from Lyon and Healy. Take a look at those prices: one double action harp only $775! Wow! The ‘double action harp’ (the only kind of pedal harp readily available now) ran anywhere from $12,000 to $126,000 as of 2012.
Twin-Cities harpist Stephanie Claussen invites audiences to explore new locales and eras through her music. Influenced by her love of fairy tales, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the world music section at her local library, she performs a unique mixture of Scottish tunes, J.S. Bach, and anything rich in medieval or French harmonies. Sign up for her e-mail newsletter to receive important announcements and notifications of upcoming performances.