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MCTEE, C.: Symphony No. 1 / Circuits / Einstein's Dream / Double Play (Detroit Symphony, Slatkin)

Composer(s):McTee, Cindy
Artist(s) Slatkin, Leonard, Conductor • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559765
Label Naxos
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Cindy McTee’s compositions embody the musical and cultural energy of modern-day America. Circuits, ‘a boisterously jazzy sprint’ (Detroit Free Press), is followed by Symphony No 1, a smartly assembled work whose diverse ideas ‘seemed to unfold naturally within an orchestral fabric that used the ensemble’s full coloristic range’ (The New York Times). The use of computer music in Einstein’s Dream lends sonic complexity to a piece that celebrates the scientist’s work on quantum theory. Double Play, commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, ‘hums with craftsmanship and a catholic array of influences across several centuries’ (The Washington ).

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Review By Dr. Hanns-Peter Mederer,amusio,August 2015

Zuletzt lehrte sie viele Jahre hindurch Komposition am College of Music der Universität von Nord-Texas in Denton und war in maßgeblicher Position an den Aufgaben des UNT-Instituts zur Förderung der Künste beteiligt. Cindy McTees eigene Studienjahre an der Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland nahe ihrer Heimat, an der Universität von Iowa und an der Pacific Lutheran University prägten ihren grenzenüberschreitenden persönlichen Stil nachhaltig. Ihre Bedeutung in den Vereinigten Staaten spiegelt sich noch kaum im europäischen Konzertrepertoire, obwohl sie mehrere wichtige Preise abräumte—wie den Preis der American Academy of Arts and Letters und die höchste Auszeichnung im Kompositionswettbewerb von Louisville im Jahr

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Review By Colin Anderson,Classicalsource.com,

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its maestro are totally on top of this thrilling ride…the DSO playing like demons. © Classicalsource.com Read complete review



Review By Blair Sanderson,Allmusic.com,January 2014

Regarded as one of the most brilliant composers of her generation, Cindy McTee demonstrates her prodigious skills at orchestral writing in this 2013 Naxos release… © Allmusic.com Read complete review



Review By Ralph Graves,Off Topic’d,December 2013

If you’re not familiar with this talented American composer…this album provides a great introduction.

McTee’s carefully crafted melodies make her music easily accessible without resorting to triteness or cliche.

Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra know this music well, and it shows. Ensemble playing is clean and precise, the narrative flow of the music is clear, and the blend between instruments and sections seamless. © 2013 Off Topic’d Read complete review



Review By Ralph Graves,Off Topic’d,December 2013

If you’re not familiar with this talented American composer…this album provides a great introduction.

McTee’s carefully crafted melodies make her music easily accessible without resorting to triteness or cliche.

Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra know this music well, and it shows. Ensemble playing is clean and precise, the narrative flow of the music is clear, and the blend between instruments and sections seamless. © 2013 Off Topic’d Read complete review



Review By Ralph Graves,Off Topic’d,December 2013

If you’re not familiar with this talented American composer…this album provides a great introduction.

McTee’s carefully crafted melodies make her music easily accessible without resorting to triteness or cliche.

Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra know this music well, and it shows. Ensemble playing is clean and precise, the narrative flow of the music is clear, and the blend between instruments and sections seamless. © 2013 Off Topic’d Read complete review



Review By Ralph Graves,Off Topic’d,December 2013

If you’re not familiar with this talented American composer…this album provides a great introduction.

McTee’s carefully crafted melodies make her music easily accessible without resorting to triteness or cliche.

Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra know this music well, and it shows. Ensemble playing is clean and precise, the narrative flow of the music is clear, and the blend between instruments and sections seamless. © 2013 Off Topic’d Read complete review



Review By Mark Stryker,Detroit Free Press,December 2013

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Review By Mark Stryker,Detroit Free Press,December 2013

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