When Beethoven sounds like BirtwistleAlbum Of The Week
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
… The disturbing aspect is that Nicolas Hodges makes Beethoven sound so much like Birtwistle and vice versa that you, the listener, never know quite where you are. Once you get over that shock, the confusion is exhilarating.
Something called Gigue Machine by Birtwistle could so easily be one of those near-atonal rages of Beethoven, maybe even Für Elise played backwards in the wrong key…
Read on here.
En francais ici.
In Czech here.
In The Critic.