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MELTZER, H.: Brion / Sindbad / Exiles (Cygnus Ensemble, Peabody Trio, Sequitur, Shirley-Quirk, Baker, Hostetter)

Composer(s):Meltzer, Harold
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicVocal
Catalogue 8.559660
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


The works on this disc are representative of Harold Meltzer’s unique sensibility, profound imagination and inquisitive musical mind, quickened both by the things of the world and by a wide range of music, including the works of Franco Donatoni and the Stravinsky of Agon. Brion was praised by the 2009 Pulitzer Prize jury as ‘a graceful, sensual and contemplative experience’, the ‘inexorable emotional power’ of Two Songs from Silas Marner impressed The New York Times, The Oxford Times described Sindbad as ‘a startling and deeply interesting modern work’, while The Boston Globe declared that ‘Exiles goes immediately onto this year’s must-hear-again

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Review By Ira Byelick,American Record Guide,March 2011

Harmonious and eclectic…uniquely descriptive…It brings to mind the clean, harmonious lines of the architecture in an uncanny way, and contains much delicacy and expert instrumental writing. It is no surprise it was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.

The Peabody Trio does a fine job, and John Shirley-Quirk is magnificent.

To read the complete review, please visit American Record Guide online.



Review By Anthony Tommasini ,The New York Times,November 2010

The American composer Harold Meltzer’s “Brion,” a runner-up for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in music, is a haunting, quirky and continually inventive chamber work for a small ensemble including guitar and mandolin. It receives an elegant, colorful performance on a splendid recording of four fascinating chamber and vocal works by Mr. Meltzer.








 

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