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|Florida State University Flute Ensemble|
Robert Raines: The Return of Odysseus; Echoes of Sarah for 9 Flutes; Menage for Flute, Bass Clarinet & Piano
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Heroic and tender
M. Kozlowski | CT USA | 10/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a disc well-worth owning. The elegiac Echoes of Sarah and the dynamic Menage for Flute provide comforting safe passage before we're propelled into the storm-tossed ballet score that Raines has fashioned from the myth of Odysseus. Rich, deep and varied, the music beautifully embodies the heroic narrative--it is unabashedly emotional and intelligently evokes the best of early 20th-Century classics. There are echoes of Stravinsky and Ravel along with the sinuous rhythms of great film scores by Korngold, Steiner and Herrmann, but the passion is completely genuine and the sound uniquely Raines'.
It would be exciting to see the ballet that this is meant to inspire, but in the meantime one can play the epic movie in ones mind that this thrilling score conjures up, and enjoy the virtues of well-crafted, accessible orchestral music rousingly performed.
Maria Bavosa Caifa | 09/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Superb album. . .beautiful music! This one surely sets itself apart. I recommend giving Robert Raines release a shot. I was very please with it and if you enjoy something a little different by a talented artist, this ones for you."