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Symphonic Music - Released October 27, 2017 | ECM

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Don't be fooled by the album cover: the music recorded here is NOT Maderna, but Frescobaldi, Gabrieli and a few other composers from the same era, only orchestrated by Maderna. Among these late Renaissance and baroque works, as re-written, can be found, as a kind of pillar whose meaning in the album rather defies comprehension, the Sequenza XII by Berio which was initially conceived for a guitar solo and transcribed by the composer for guitar and chamber orchestra under the name of Chemins V. The whole work is about orchestrations, re-editions, translations from other eras. When it comes to Maderna and other old composers, the interest is neither musicological nor historical, as the orchestrations were done in the 20th Century, with 20th-Century orchestral techniques. Maderna's work, dating from the 1950s to the 1970s, bears witness to the widespread interest in masters from the past, with new editions, exhumations, rediscoveries; and Monteverdi was played without overmuch concern for period instruments - even if Hindemith, for example, tried to perform L’Orfeo with what old instruments he was able to gather... Seen from this point of view, the Maderna orchestrations are almost recompositions, although without ever betraying or travestying the manuscript, as Stravinsky did with Pergolese: it sticks, for example, to a "baroque" orchestra from our times, without instruments which did not exist at the time. A truly interesting recording. © SM/Qobuz
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Concertos - Released September 28, 2018 | PentaTone

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Classical - Released January 1, 1996 | MusicMasters

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
An indispensable album for all lovers of North American music: and in particular, repetitive and minimalist music. Dennis Russell Davies invites us to discover an essential figure from the early 20th Century: Colin McPhee, born in Montreal in 1900, he died in 1964 in Los Angeles. A great friend of Britten and Pears, with whom he lived at the end of the 1930s when the two Brits visited the US. Colin McPhee's oeuvre is limited, with many unfinished works, but it offers a window on the musics of the far east, and in particular for the music of Bali, anticipating the future works of Steve Reich and John Adams in its rhythmic, cyclical motifs. While Tabuh-Tabuhan remains his most significant work (1936), it is missing from the programme listing here but not from Russell Davies's discography (for the label Argo). His later works from the 1950s collected here confirm McPhee's true singularity, starting with his Nocturne. Fascinating – literally. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released February 1, 1982 | ECM

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Symphonies - Released April 1, 2014 | Basel Symphony Orchestra

Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica
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Classical - Released May 5, 1997 | ECM New Series

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Classical - Released August 30, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 27, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 13, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 27, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 27, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 27, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released August 30, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released October 11, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 27, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released February 21, 2005 | ECM New Series

If one considers that this 2005 CD presents music written in the early to middle twentieth century, and the latest of these is a "recomposition" of three Renaissance madrigals, then it seems a most peculiar offering in ECM's New Series line -- certainly important for anyone interested in modern music but decidedly not the cutting-edge fare this label usually delivers. Igor Stravinsky's jaunty Danses Concertantes (1942), the dryly humorous Concerto in D (1946), and the stately Apollon Musagète (1927) are all neo-Classical in style and parodistic in attitude; Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa (1960) is as much Stravinsky's in its quirky orchestration as it is Gesualdo's in its eccentric counterpoint and harmony. Since these works are quite familiar with audiences, and have long been established as classics, there is nothing especially new here, except for the extraordinarily lively performances by Dennis Russell Davies and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, who make this music feel newly minted -- at least in the sense that vivid playing and buoyant energy make any music fresh and vital. Add to this wonderful reproduction, particularly the warm and resonant sound in Apollon Musagète, and it seems that quibbling over what qualifies as "new" is, in the end, just a hobgoblin of small-minded criticism. If this superb CD attracts more listeners -- and it should -- then ECM made the right call. © TiVo
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Classical - Released September 13, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released August 30, 2019 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released August 30, 2019 | Sony Classical