Afterglow

Afterglow

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by Michael Hoppé
     
 

Composer Michael Hoppé collaborated with Swiss cellist Martin Tillman on THE POET and with British flutist Tim Wheater on THE YEARNING and THE DREAMER, all concept pieces based on dramatic photographic portraits of Hoppé's grandfather. No visual themeSee more details below

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Composer Michael Hoppé collaborated with Swiss cellist Martin Tillman on THE POET and with British flutist Tim Wheater on THE YEARNING and THE DREAMER, all concept pieces based on dramatic photographic portraits of Hoppé's grandfather. No visual theme assembled the trio for this haunting yet blissful set of improvisations. Hoppé's keyboard work may not be as melodic as on his previous albums, but his rich orchestral soundscapes provide a lustrous, echoing surface for the two soloists. Tillman's cello swims comfortably in the lower registers; he drives gutsy drones into the sound fabric, and his biting rhythms expose cavernous spaces. But when he tackles melodies in the higher ranges, his strings take flight. Wheater soars, too, offering the warm wooden sounds of Native American flutes and the more burnished tones of the silver concert flute. AFTERGLOW creates a serene, soulful cocoon that you won't want to leave.

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Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Hearts Of Space
UPC:
0025041109123
catalogNumber:
11091
Rank:
95403

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