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DRATTELL, D.: Sorrow is not Melancholy / Fire Dances / Lilith / The Fire Within / Syzygy (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Composer(s):Drattell, Deborah
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.571204
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


The music of Deborah Drattell is saturated in vivid colour and neo-Romantic vitality, and this selection reflects both its warmth and also its dynamism. In Sorrow is not Melancholy gentleness co-exists with pervasive melancholy and tenser sonorities, whereas the Clarinet Concerto is a very different work, embracing dance patterns that pulsate with excitement. Both Lilith and The Fire Within share Middle Eastern influences. The first is a sensual, sinuous evocation of ‘the female demon’ whilst the latter is imbued with drones, drums and tambourine, all exotically spiced. Syzygy brilliantly explores nature in all its elemental power.


   



 

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