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‘From the opening chord, which felt like a sharp burst of light—similar to the sensation one feels when they first emerge out of a dark room—to the pulsating sensations created with the use of timpani and flexatone, the audience felt the emergence of light.’ (bachtrack.com)
The word ‘halo’ refers to the circular band of coloured light around a light source, caused by the refraction and reflection of light by ice particles suspended in the intervening atmosphere. Its geometric perfection, ethereal quality and chromatic instability are what the music alludes to, while the inner structure of the piece is a musical speculation on the concept of ‘point within a circle’. The opening’s superimposed octaves are tribute to the great tradition of orchestral openings, coming from Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, through Mahler’s First Symphony to György Kurtág’s Stele.
from notes by Vlad Maistorovici © 2013
|The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1|
An album of new works by ten emerging composers. The pieces—originally commissioned as part of the LSO Panufnik Scheme—were recorded in LSO St Luke's and are now presented on disc, enabling the LSO to share and promote the composers' music world-w ...» More