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Friday, August 19, 2016
Nicolas Kaviani, Te Deum
This is jubilant, ecstatic glorification in the capital /G/ sense; Post-Beethovian, post-Mahlerian largess with a hugeness appropriate to its subject matter. A DVD comes with the CD recording to document the making of the music. I have not had DVD capabilities yet since my move so I was unable to watch.
But certainly the music speaks multitudes. A short "Tous les Matins du Monde" for 16 unaccompanied voices ends the program on a subdued, questioning note.
This is music of great drama and impact, a post-Romantic tour de force that unleashes some blockbuster power. Hear this!