When orchestras cannot play at full strength, what should they be playing?main
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
…(He) writes long, slow, contemplative works with a strong feeling for lakes, forests and landscape. The title piece for string orchestra is one of those Samuel Barber-like adagios that has no beginning, middle or end while offering an image of the universe that is at once recognizable and nonthreatening. Much of his music is filled with mourning — for his country’s occupation by Germany and Russia, for friends who died — but his signal achievement is never to be morbid. There is always hope somewhere on a Baltic shore…
Read on here.
En francais ici.