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Ole-Henrik Moe: Ciaccona / 3 Persephone Perceptions

Read "Ciaccona / 3 Persephone Perceptions" reviewed by John Kelman

A two-disc solo violin recital can be challenging enough, but when it's the music of Norwegian composer Ole-Henrik Moe (b. 1966), it enters an entirely different realm altogether. A student of 20th Century musical modernist composer Iannis Xenakis, Moe's writing explores the subtle variations of overtones and harmonics instead of overt melody and conventional form. Ciaconna / 3 Persephone Perceptions collects two extended, multi-part works, performed by violinist Kari Rønnekliev, representing 85 minutes of extraordinarily demanding, but ultimately rewarding music. ...