NICO MUHLY A Good Understanding

NICO MUHLY

A Good Understanding
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon
Int. Release 06 Sep. 2010
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Track List

Nico Muhly (1981 - )
Bright Mass With Canons

1.
3:24

Bright Mass With Canons

2.
4:11

Bright Mass With Canons

3.
2:45

Bright Mass With Canons

4.
3:09

First Service

5.
5:19

First Service

Expecting The Main Things From You

Expecting The Main Things From You

Expecting The Main Things From You

11.
7:29

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.