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  • Composer: Taylor
  • Audio CD (February 26, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Toccata
  • ASIN: B00AQTW72Y
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,960 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Matthew Taylor's sense of musical architecture - extending the symphonic tradition of Sibelius and Nielsen into the modern age - can be felt in his chamber music no less than in his orchestral output. Though his String Quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 7 were written in close succession, they are fundamentally different in design and feeling.

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I'm always looking for new interesting music, but this brings to mind a quote, I think from Bruno Walter, to paraphrase..."it's easy to be interesting but is it music?" He had been asked to comment on atonal music, which a commentator had found "interesting"
I procured this set, and other Quartets, and symphonies by Mr Taylor, intrigued by reports that the music was in a similar vein to Sibelius, Neilsen, Holmboe.
I am no musicologist, but, although elements of Tayor's music are indeed similar to such worthies, the language is rather unlike theirs'.
There are parts in each work here which are readily accessible, but many parts are episodic, at times seeming truncated, and often unmusical.
Perhaps I should try to find live performances to attend. Fond hope.
The "Allegri" certainly play with passion and likely "get" Taylor's message.
The recording is very good, with good ambience.
Unfortunately, the message is lost on me.
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