There is no way this record should have worked. One of the two composers worked for a Catholic court, the other other was a Californian with no fixed sense of tradition. One represents the ultimate in order – old order. The other was a musical pioneer of chaos theory. One was a polysyllabic personage of an over-decorated civilisation. The other was plain John.
Together, they are my album of the week on sinfinimusic.com. Read how that works here.
photo: (c) Betty Freeman/Lebrecht Music&Arts