enolcmelca | MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA | 02/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is really strong. The Frederic Rzewski piece, "Attica," is a tour-de-force. It combines a driving minimalism with emothional intensity of the lyrics. If you combined Reich's musicality with the emotional intensity Glass devloped on Koyannesquatsi, you might get something like Attica. The other pieces on the CD are quite good too."
What a gem !!
music lover | Chicago | 03/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this CD in 1997 on a "hmm, I wonder what this is ?" whim. Of the four composers represented, I was familiar only with Reich at that time. The entire CD was such a pleasant surprise, and it remains one of my top favorites to this day.
Szemzo's "Water-Wonder" is gorgeous and perfectly named ... focus while you are listening and you will be greatly rewarded by this evocative work ! Melis' "Etude for Three Mirrors" is also beautiful, with an unexpected and brilliant ending. The execution of all of the works is perfect.
Highly recommended !!