Utah Symphony's Dawn to Dust in July issue of Gramophone Magazine

Kate Molleson reviews the Utah Symphony's Dawn to Dust recording in the July issue of Gramophone Magazine:

“This disc contains premiere recordings of the three works commissioned by the Utah Symphony to celebrate its 75th birthday, and as a bright and upbeat showcase for the orchestra it does its job nicely.…First comes the five-movement EOS (the goddess of the dawn) by Augusta Read Thomas, who knows what she wants from an orchestra…This is neat, well-crafted writing…[that] Thierry Fischer conducts diligently…the rush of unchecked energy and invention in Andrew Norman’s Switch comes as a thrill. This 30-minute span features an ultra-alert Colin Currie and is also where you’ll find the finest orchestral playing of the collection: Fischer keeps Norman’s colours super-bright, his pinball rhythms bouncy and tight, and the ensemble responds with impressive nimbleness – the winds and brass have a gloss and gusto that set textures ablaze. There’s a brilliantly elastic sense of play between soloist and orchestra, with every percussion instrument setting off a fun reaction in some part of the orchestra.…” —Kate Molleson, Gramophone Magazine

Read the full review on www.gramophone.co.uk

Dawn To Dust


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