The North American publication of Gramophone‘s October 2011 issue features a wonderful review of our Concord Chamber Music Society release of works by Brubeck, Gandolfi, and Foss. We’ll excerpt some quotes for you here, and you can find the full review in the October issue of Gramophone Magazine.
Nuanced and authoritative playing of intense new chamber works:
On Danza del soul:
…The first movement of Chris Brubeck’s Danza del soul opens with a tuneful unaccompanied clarinet solo. A violin rejoinder sneaks in from offstage and gradually comes into focus, while the cellist and double-bass player similarly enter. When the percussion kicks in, you hear fluid, witty and jazzy counterpoint not unlike the kind that made the composer’s father Dave’s early 1950s octet famous…
On Line Drawings:
…I especially enjoyed the first section’s gentle kaleidoscopic canonic interplay and the third’s scampering dotted rhythms that assiduously pass back and forth from instrument to instrument…
…The Concord Chamber Music Society members play all three works with tremendous style and authority, abetted by gorgeously spacious and clean engineering.
In short, this disc is highly recommended to those seeking new chamber works that are accessible, clear and consistently interesting. – Jed Distler, Gramophone
Read the full review in the October issue of Gramophone Magazine.
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