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This album is two halves.
The first half consists of songs seemingly influenced by traditional middle eastern music. Read more
South American take on Muslim folklore. Strange and different, but in a nice way. Use a great sound system, though, to get full impact.Published 22 months ago by G. Limina
I think I admired the music of Osvaldo Golijov more before he came to New Yawk, hired a first-class press agent, and became a celebrity. Read morePublished on August 12, 2010 by Keith Otis Edwards
Ah what an angelic and pure voice, I enjoyed listening to all the tracks on this CD, they were as colorful in genre as the vast flexibility of her vocal cords. Read morePublished on July 25, 2010 by SSB
exciting music, dramatic, tuneful, a duet between 2 sopranos toward the end ranks with the duet from rosenkavalier... aidanamar is a masterpeace.Published on July 18, 2009 by M. Krimsky
This is another of those recordings that I simply loathed upon first hearing. It just sounded awful to me, all wailing and straining for effect. Read morePublished on July 8, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
I was present for a performance of Ayre in New York a couple of years ago. It's a song cycle drawing on several different cultural and historical traditions -- Christian, Muslim,... Read morePublished on June 28, 2008 by Alan A. Elsner
On June 4 2007 I went to a meeting at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Chicago Public Schools teachers were invited to brainstorm ideas to have our students working in the... Read morePublished on June 24, 2007 by Benjamin
Lucid and Dazzling. That's all there is to say. Lucid and dazzling.
Golijov takes a good hard long look at Berio's 'Folk Songs,' thinks about what he'd do differently,... Read more