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Birtwistle: Pulse Shadows
     

Birtwistle: Pulse Shadows

by Harrison Birtwhistle
 
A magnificent hourlong sequence of songs and interludes by Harrison Birtwistle, collectively titled "Pulse Shadows".... Finding those songs, those still songs, was the work of seven years for Sir Harrison -- longer than he has spent on any other project besides his immense and complex opera "The Mask of Orpheus" (1973-84). And the process of finding, of searching and

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A magnificent hourlong sequence of songs and interludes by Harrison Birtwistle, collectively titled "Pulse Shadows".... Finding those songs, those still songs, was the work of seven years for Sir Harrison -- longer than he has spent on any other project besides his immense and complex opera "The Mask of Orpheus" (1973-84). And the process of finding, of searching and travel, is vividly present in the final work.

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Gramophone - Arnold Whittall
While emphatically not easy listening, [Pulse Shadows] deals with some of the most elemental and profound topics in contemporary culture, and this long-awaited recording rises to the score’s many challenges, both technically and interpretatively.
BBC Music Magazine
The Arditti Quartet [offer] prismatic performances of the Fantasias and frozen Friezes.... Claron McFadden's singing, with the Nash Ensemble [is] impassioned, numbed, and achingly expansive in turn.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Teldec
UPC:
0639842686723
catalogNumber:
26867

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