Little, Jonathan: Terpsichore and Other Works [CD Review]

Bailey, Lynn René (2008) Little, Jonathan: Terpsichore and Other Works [CD Review]. Fanfare, 31 (5). pp. 179-180. ISSN 0148-9364

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Bailey, Lynn René, “Little, Jonathan: Terpsichore and Other Works” [CD Review] in Fanfare (USA), Vol.31: No.5 (May-June 2008), pp.179-180. ISSN 0148-9364; UPC 2527475675; “The Magazine for Serious Record Collectors” - "music of tremendous power”.

"... Little's music sounds like no one else's. Not anyone's. He contrasts large and small forces, rhythmic and melodic fragments, in a manner consistently contrary to both academic formula and expected musical patterns. What sounds like the start of a development, for instance, rapidly fragments into shards of sound that float into space. What sounds incoherent and disconnected coalesces into a development section. Too much to say and too little space to say it; but why bother anyway? This is an aural experience, and to put it into words degrades the astonishing range of colors and moods he creates. ... Trust me, once you re about halfway through the title work, you won't be able to take it off. ... Mr. Little is quite a talent indeed."--Lynn René Bayley, in Fanfare (May-June 2008), 31:5 (USA)

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Additional Information: May/June 2008 "Terpsichore and Other Works" was also a Fanfare "Want List 2008" choice for reviewer Lynn René Bailey. See also: Bailey, Lynn René, “The Want List 2008”, in Fanfare (USA), Vol.32: No.2 (Nov-Dec 2008), p.77. By December the disc was judged one of the five best worldwide releases of the year: “a major new, original and quite brilliant classical voice”. The large-scale orchestral showpiece, Terpsichore, also later received "Special Distinction" in the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize 2017 (USA) - one of the concert music world’s most prestigious awards. Recording Producer: Adi Winman Executive Producer: Jonathan Little 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". As Executive Producer of this recording, permission is granted to make the CD booklet open access. Fanfare review included with kind permission from Fanfare Magazine 17.01.17
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: 18 Jan 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 08:41
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2375

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