Articles by Year: La Folia, 2009.
These two scores for films by Elem Klimov are wonderful discoveries… Both scores run rampant over moods and styles, and some may find the electric guitars and Esquivel-like flourishes a bit campy.
Antagonismes IV hides in Mix 03, the third brick of Universal’s Pierre Henry collection. Fifteen movements span 1:03:35 of pure poetry.
Normand Forget arranges with a light hand, avoiding obvious colors and associations. Indeed the intermittent alto flute, bass clarinet, oboe d’amore and Baroque horn add smoky hues.
Haydn’s symphonies, oratorios, and his operas leave one stunned at his inventiveness, but it’s the smaller ensemble works and piano sonatas that capture my heart.
The 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death has led predictably to an abundance of new releases and reissues of his music.
Rehearsing and performing are different animals. Confidence comes easy in a warm living room, coffee and snacks on the table, humor abounding.