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HIGDON, J.: On a Wire / GANDOLFI, M.: Q.E.D.: Engaging Richard Feynman (eighth blackbird, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Spano)

Composer(s):Gandolfi, MichaelHigdon, Jennifer
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SecularConcertos
Catalogue ASO1001
Label ASO Media
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   



Engaging music from Higdon and Gandolfi
Review By rgraves321,March 2011

More and more I'm convinced that the people who don't like contemporary classical music are those who haven't heard it. Atonality and serialism are often cited as the reason for their rejection of current classical fare, but those objections are about a half-century out of date. Contemporary -- and especially younger contemporary -- composers use the musical language of today to create works that aren't intellectual exercises, but actually connect emotionally with an audience.

A good example is the latest release by the conductor Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on their own label. Joined by the eighth blackbird sextet, they perform brand new works by two fairly young, yet established composers.

The orchestra has had a fruitful association with more....







 

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