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Wind Band Music - TURINA, J. / BERNSTEIN, L. / BONNEY, J. / NIXON, R. / KOH, Chang Su (Converging Cultures) (Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Corporon)

Artist(s) Corporon, Eugene Migliaro, Conductor • Hamilton, Fred, electric guitar • Lone Star Wind Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos • Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Catalogue 8.572837
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


This program brings the old world of festive Spain in Turina’s La Procession du Rocío into a meeting with Roger Nixon’s Californian ‘tonal fresco’ Fiesta del Pacifico. Chang Su Koh’s Korean Dances use exotic traditional rhythms, whereas Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances refer to Cuban cha-cha and the Mexican mambo. James Bonney’s Chaos Theory is a concerto for electric guitar which fuses hard-rock intensity with classical sophistication. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra’s American Tapestry album (8.570968) was described as ‘completely stunning.’ (MusicWeb International)


Review By Brian Reinhart,MusicWeb International,August 2012

…this is the Lone Star Wind Orchestra demonstrating fantastic proficiency…Here one admires the very capable playing - I love the smooth, jazzy saxophones…


Review By Jonathan Sánchez,Ritmo,June 2012

Converging Cultures es una recopilación de piezas de diferentes procedencias. Un interesante y entretenido paseo por los diversos continentes. Comienza en España, con La procesión del rocío de Turina, que, aunque bien llevada, posee unos tintes populares hispánicos un tanto de postal. Mejor les ha resultado –y de hecho es lo que más interés tiene del disco– una suite de West Side Story de Bernstein, rítmica y efervescente, con el inconveniente de que para una orquesta de instrumentos de viento resulta más difícil matizar el lirismo de varias de sus páginas. Lo que sigue es mucho menos conocido. Chaos Theory (2000) de James Bonney es un concierto para



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