Nico Muhly: A Good Understanding

September 21, 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: September 21, 2010
  • Release Date: September 21, 2010
  • Label: Decca
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 58:38
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  • ASIN: B0042HSL1C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,772 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 24, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Nico Muhly is a vary young composer, born in Vermont in 1981, who is setting the world on edge with his seemingly endless energy and experimentation with writing music. He was graduated with a degree in English from Columbia University and then obtained his Masters in Music from Juilliard. Having studied with Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano he has been consumed with composition in the last years. He has composed countless works, many of them being regarded highly by both critics and audiences. He provided the haunting score for film 'The Reader' as well as others, and is composing an opera - 'Two Boys' - with Craig Lucas, due for premiere next year. It will be interesting to see how this young talent succeeds in the field of opera: he has enjoyed considerable success with smaller chamber works.

On this CD - A GOOD UNDERSTANDING - he is championed by Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in the presentation of eleven works for chorus alone and chorus with instruments. The opening 'Bright Mass with Canons' is a succinct mass format with only the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. The style is suggestive of ancient plainsong chant but with beautifully layered tonal clusters that move effortlessly from section to section in the chorus. This is followed by the 'First Service', a brief eight minute work in two parts - Magnificat and Nunc Dimintis. The 'Senex Pueram Portabat' adds a brass ensemble and inthe composer's words 'I remember singing Byrd's Senex Puerum Portabat as a boy, and freaking out about how beautiful it was. Up to that point, I was a mediocre pianist and a so-so chorister.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alexandra de la Vega on May 15, 2013
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Muhly clearly understands choral works, how he uses this "instrument" in his orchestrations is truly exceptional. The texture in sound he achieves is spacious and awe inspiring, as is the choir itself. Already a fan of his compositions, this introduced me to a new dimension of his expression as an artist.

I strongly suggest listening to the pieces independently at different intervals rather than back to back to fully receive the impact each piece independently offers.
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By Dylan J. Mcarthur on January 22, 2014
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Really creative, affecting, transporting music. Especially the requiem...I can't stop listening to it. There are ideas & arrangements I've never heard before.
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11 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D. Maes on January 8, 2011
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Well, I have to disagree with the above mentioned review. I don't like this music at all. I like the CD : it is very well sung and played but the music is boring. I love sacred music, I was a boy chorister myself, have my own vocal ensemble and have about 1000 cd's, all with sacred music. So I was suprised to find an young american composer who has written a mass. Well, I can tell you it is utterly boring music. It is contempary music as it was composed 20 years ago. For someone who has no history with sacred music, I can image he would like this mass. It does not sound as Palestrina, Hayden or even Rutter. It souds new ... Alas, it would be interesting and new, in the 90's. If one compares this to the great traditional composers of today Miskinis, Lauridsen, Whitacre, ... one hears the difference. This is 'a good try'. The music isn't bad, it is well written, but boring and without imagination. Disappointing !
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