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BYRON, D.: Piano Music (Seven)

Composer(s):Byron, Don
Artist(s) Moore, Lisa, piano • Moore, Lisa, vocals
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue CA-21060
Label Cantaloupe Music
Quality   320kbps
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Seven – 7 Etudes by Don Byron piano and voice Lisa Moore cantaloupe
Review By mm119339,May 2011

How best to describe Don Byron’s Music? He has schizophrenic roots in New York minimalism and Jazz, with lots of African vocal riffs, classical harmony and counterpoint, gospel, ragtime, and show tunes sprinkled on top. At the same time, there’s a very controlled austerity at work, often juxtaposed to whimsy and/or irony, with a further dash of Dada. You have to hear it to believe it! Though, in some way, he is a precursor of the new New York minimalists in his eclecticism, contrasting with that aesthetic, there is not a shred of pop indulgence. After one describes the influences, the music itself has an overwhelming aura of sadness and melancholy than its flip exterior would never initially portray.

In the first Etude Byron locks into an austere minimalism yet moves more....


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