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GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, P.: Choral Music (The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen) (Ars Nova Copenhagen, Hillier)

Composer(s):Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Pelle
Artist(s) Ars Nova Copenhagen, Choir • Hillier, Paul, Conductor
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredChoral - Secular
Catalogue 6.220583
Label Dacapo
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 16.99

USD 9.99



Review By Stephen Eddins,,January 2012

Igen (2006), Three Stages (2003), and Four Madrigals from the Natural World (2001), are…interesting—they’re dazzling, in fact—in their inventiveness, originality, and startlingly fresh take on choral writing. In Three Stages and Four Madrigals, in particular, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s use of howls, yelps, and whistles that imitate nature and animal sounds to create a surging, primal contrapuntal layering is shameless but disarming, and the sounds are part of a compelling, coherent musical structure that is totally beguiling; there is nothing quite like it in the repertoire. That being said, this is definitely not avant-garde music…



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