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Sentieri Selvaggi: Plays Gavin Bryars and Philip Glass

Read "Plays Gavin Bryars and Philip Glass" reviewed by John Kelman


In an effort to bring greater attention to composers and ensembles via low-priced digital downloads (hard CDs available only to members of its subscription-only Cantaloupe Club), Cantaloupe Music--the contemporary classical imprint that features projects by new music ensemble Bang on a Can and its members, alongside other modernist ensembles including string quartet Ethel and all-percussion So Percussion--launches its series of EPs with Italian chamber ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi's sublime performance of Gavin Bryars' “Sub Rosa" and Philip Glass' “Façades." For those ...

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Sentieri Selvaggi: AC/DC

Read "AC/DC" reviewed by John Kelman


While the question of what jazz is and what it isn't is an ongoing debate, jazz isn't the only genre facing an identity crisis. Just as it may be an exercise in futility to link Wes Montgomery with Marc Ducret, clear points of reference in classical music are becoming equally difficult to find. Groups like Clogs, Ethel, Bang on a Can and Kronos Quartet are stretching the boundaries so far as to render them nearly unrecognizable. So here's another question: ...


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