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Thommessen: Bull's Eye - Herresthal, Gupta        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  June 6, 2007

This is a rough translation of the above. Here is a completely accessible disc of contemporary music, easy access which avoids the hermetism, even masochism, of a number of contemporary compositions. Born in 1946, Olav Anton Thommessen is “one of the founders of the Information Centre of Music of ... more
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri - Netherlands Bach Society          (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  June 6, 2007

A translation of the above: Dating back to 1680, the cycle of seven Cantatas “Membra Jesu Nostri” by the composer Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) is a work of an undeniable originality, based on non-liturgical texts, forming part of a corpus of the Middle Ages in which is celebrated the passion of ... more
Gubaidulina: The Deceitful Face of Hope & Despair - Bezaly, Venzago        (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  June 5, 2007

Translation of the above follows: Each new genesis of a disc of works by Sofia Gubaidulina is an event. Forming part of that rare group of women composers, the Russian musician, born in 1931, always fascinated by a language which is certainly modern but which is always attached to roots of a ... more
Saltarello - Ensemble Braccio          (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  November 25, 2006

Saltarello – Gasparo Zanetti, Santino Garsi Ensemble Braccio, a DSD recording made in the Doopsgesinde Kerk, Joure 14-17 November 2005 Ensemble Braccio, named after the fact that their stringed instruments are played on the arm rather than under the chin, have been playing together for ten years. ... more
Lloyd: Symphony No. 11 - Lloyd        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  November 16, 2006

George Lloyd (1913 – 1998) – Symphony No 11 – Albany SO conducted by the composer TROY060 (SACD stereo and multi-channel) recorded 3-4 November, 1986 in Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. This review appears as the second contribution to George Lloyd week. The production of Lloyd’s opera “John Socman” ... more

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