Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Salvatore Sciarrino, Ensemble Recherche, Sonia Turchetta|
Salvatore Sciarrino: Infinito nero; Le voci sottovetro
Good, but less impressed by "Infinito nero"
Anonymous reviewer | NY State United States | 10/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've listened to most of Sciarrino's recordings, except the complete piano music with Damerini and the recent "Aspern Suite". This is the most accessible CD I've heard, and Ensemble Recherche are outstanding, but I wasn't overly impressed by "Infinito nero." The vocal part is excellent, but the music seems rather formulaic by recent Sciarrino standards. The silences, trademark string harmonics, and heartbeat sounds are employed more creatively, for instance, in the "Exploration of white" CD on Stradivarius (no vocals on that disc, however). The Gesualdo transcriptions are interesting, but I don't know enough about Gesualdo to comment on Sciarrino's "value added." The spoken passages (of text by Tasso) are atmospheric and consistent with the themes explored by "Infinito nero," but non-speakers of Italian may not get much out of them."