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Richard Causton's Millenium Scenes CD launch

last modified Apr 15, 2014 11:29 AM

This new CD is launched on 1 May 2014.

Paul Driver, in the Sunday Times, says this about it:

"Causton (b.1971) is among our most imaginative composers, and these five works, all substantial, often with a flaring brilliance, are almost too much to take in. They will repay many listenings. Millennium Scenes is a powerful large-orchestral diptych whose opening, with declamatory unison strings, screeching piccolos and club-music thuds, is unforgettably fierce. As Kingfishers Catch Fire (BCMG, cond Gerry Cornelius) opens with the starkest instrumental incisiveness. The Dali-inspired The Persistence of Memory (same credits) is contrastingly disembodied. The Chamber Symphony (BCMG, Ryan Wigglesworth) shows Causton's fondness for intercutting the brutal and the contemplative."

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