Paul Moravec - 2 CD: The Time Gallery (2006) + Tempest Fantasy (2007)
Contemporary Classical | NAXOS | 2006, 2007 | 56:03 + 60:40 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Covers | 218 MB + 261 MB
eighth blackbird, Sheppard Skaerved, Peter, violin, Shorr, Aaron, piano, Krakauer, David, clarinet, Trio Solisti
The music of composer Paul Moravec (b. 1957), recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Tempest Fantasy, has been described as “openly and ebulliently attractive, flowing with an effortless lyric pulse” (Fanfare), “assured, virtuosic” (Wall Street Journal), and “resourceful but idiomatic...richly melodic” (Commentary Magazine). The composer has managed the neat trick of writing music that is conservative in style without affiliating itself with any specific style of the past. Although lyrical, it is too carefully controlled to be called Romantic in spirit.