A Cathartic and Uplifting Experience
Ruth Hadad | Detroit, MI | 07/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't got the case in front of me, but whoever arranged the music in the order it appears has done a genius job of it. Just listening to St. Paul's Suite followed by Copland's Quiet City is a cathartic and strengthening experience, well worth the buy.
Altogether, however, this album is so much more. It's title doesn't lie. It takes you through the night: through the soft lullaby of the Berceuse through the dance, the utter dreaming flight of St. Paul's Suite, through the deep, strengthening sleep of Quiet City to the prayerful return to dreams in the Evening Star, the clarion herald of morning in the Horn Concerto, and the last, fleeting dreams culminating in the Eclogue for Piano and Strings. If you're listening properly, this CD will leave you emotionally wrung out, but not as though you've suffered a loss; rather because you've experienced a great deal of joy and longing in a short space of time and it's left you with an ache you'd clamour to suffer the rest of your days if you thought it in your power to achieve.
This music will cleanse your soul and leave you fresh, if you let it. I definitely recommend it."