Ami Maayani (1936 - 2019) was one of the most influential figures in the Israeli music scene. His compositions for harp are part of the standard repertoire of international competitions and explore the tonal and technical possibilities of the instrument in a very appealing way, particularly with regard to style. Rooted in classical European modernism, to which the harp owes so much, the composer always weaves into his works stylistics that are perceived as 'Hebrew'. Arabesque No. 2 is part of a series of five compositions of this title, in which the harp is combined with different instruments, here in well-fitting pairing with the flute.