Jonathan Little and the Importance of Ecstasy [Interview and CD review]

Anderson, Martin (2012) Jonathan Little and the Importance of Ecstasy [Interview and CD review]. Fanfare, 36 (1). pp. 58-72. ISSN 0148-9364

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Abstract

Extended composer interview and CD review [of "Polyhymnia: String, Choral and Orchestral Works of Jonathan Little"] by the UK music producer, publisher and the founder/director of Toccata Classics & Toccata Press, Martin Anderson.

"A new CD from the New Hampshire label Navona—a new name to me, I must admit—brings orchestral, chamber, and choral music from the British-based Australian composer Jonathan Little. His name, too, was new to me, but it’s obviously one that will make its mark. ... Jonathan Little issues from a similar school of sensibility to that of the “holy mystics” of Eastern Europe, composers like Arvo Pärt and Pēteris Vasks. … [Terpsichore is] an exuberant orchestral essay somewhere between Respighi’s evocations of ancient Rome and Villa‐Lobos’s representation of the Brazilian jungle. … The Sacred Prelude is dignified and sober, moving without being emotional … it is clear from this CD that his fine command of atmosphere and orchestral color ought to command a decent fee in Hollywood. ..."

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sept/Oct. 2012. Fanfare magazine is "an American bimonthly magazine devoted to reviewing recorded music in all playback formats", describing itself as "the magazine for serious record collectors".
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jonathan David Little, composer
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study > MT40-67 Composition. Elements and techniques of music
Divisions: Departments > Music
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Depositing User: Jonathan Little
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 13:22
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2373

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