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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, shadow, echo, memory
The sheer visceral charge of the amassed cellos comes to the forefront on works like Zachary Wadsworth's "Three Lacquer Prints" and Gyorgy Ligeti's "Lux Aeterna;" the melodic-harmonic expressivity of multiple cellos stands out on Faure's "Apres Un Reve," and Mahler's "Adagietto (from Symphony No. 5)."
Director Hans Jorgen Jensen puts the ensemble through its paces with striking results and the sound quality of the recording is everything one would hope for.
Cello lovers and those seeking new sonances will find this very much to their liking! Recommended.