Vine a highly underrated genius
Rubberband Girl | Australia | 04/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a must for anybody interested in contemporary classical music. Vine is relatively well-known here in Australia, but the music on this CD and other works of his suggest that he should be more widely recognised.
The performances of the works on this disc are irreproachable- Michael Kieran Harvey's fiery, passionate and tender performance of the Piano Sonata no.2 is simply breathtaking. His attention to detail is incredible and this performance simply illuminates Vine's wonderful music. A personal favourite of mine is the String Quartet No.3- this piece has it all, excitement in large doses, interesting rhythms and harmonies, but plenty of old-fashioned beautiful tunes as well. Vine is such a versatile composer in that he seems equally at home writing complex, rhythmical music as he does writing beautiful melodies. Both are well represented on this disc! Heartily recommended."