NICO MUHLY A Good Understanding

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NICO MUHLY

A Good Understanding
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon
Int. Release 06 Sep. 2010
1 CD / Download
CD DDD 0289 478 2506 7 DH


Track List

Nico Muhly
Bright Mass With Canons

Bright Mass With Canons

Bright Mass With Canons

Bright Mass With Canons

First Service

First Service

Expecting The Main Things From You

Expecting The Main Things From You

Expecting The Main Things From You

Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon

Total Playing Time: 58:33

[Nico Muhly] receives masterful treatment here . . . Muhly can be a precious and facile composer, a showoff. His program notes, like the film scores, demonstrate that side of him. But Muhly also has a delicate touch, and when the sweet sounds of ethereal early music singing meets post-Minimalist rhythmic rapture, the music floats in its own special space. Walt Disney Concert Hall, where the recording sessions took place, adds a deluxe ambiance, while the organ, brass, percussion and a string quartet, variously employed by Muhly, function as a kind of sonic illumination. A young composer begging attention couldn't ask for anything more.

[Muhly] is one of the most gifted composers of his generation. Here, he demonstrates command of the choral idiom in beautifully wrought works . . . The performances by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under music director Grant Gershon are cohesive, clear and wondrous.