Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bacewicz: Music for string orchestra

'A thoroughly rewarding survey of a composer who deserves to be better known … [Music for Strings, Trumpets and Percussion] This is music of lament and even of protest, but it has a positive spirit concerned to communicate no less urgently and distinctively than the composer's more 'orthodox' earlier pieces. Ronald Corp and his New London Orchestra are generally persuasive in what is often quite tricky instrumental writing: the recording is fine. ' --Gramophone

'The New London Orchestra, under Ronald Corp's direction, shows from the outset a true affinity with this music. One can sense an entire tradition of string playing here … A revelation is the Symphony from 1946 … The disc ends with a superb performance of the magnificent Music for Strings, Trumpet and Percussion … music that pulls the listener in all sorts of directions, from the blackest depths to the heights of joy, and always intriguing with its highly original orchestration. This is a wonderful recording of wonderful music' --International Record Review

MP3 320 · 145 MB

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