Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Cleveland Chamber Symphony: Other looks

Jeffrey Quick, Cleveland area composer and blogger, has posted his own review of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony's opening concert on Sunday. He liked the Michael Reese piece: "This is a piece that could grow legs, especially with world events being what they are."

Update: Review from Donald Rosenberg of the Plain Dealer. He liked the Reese piece too -- I've outvoted 2-1 so far -- but likes the Cage less well than I did. "The overall effect conveyed Cage's intriguing notion of collected sounds, but the tedium level was high," he writes.

Correction: Composer's name is Michael Leese. See posting below for link to more information.

6 comments:

Mell said...

Uh, Michael Leese?

Anonymous said...

Mell...maybe Jocelyn is rubbing off on him, lol! Though Ms. Chang doesn't really have any kind of Oriental accent (fake or otherwise). Or Tom is hungry and can't get Reese's Pieces out of his mind.

Michael Leese said...

Ummmmmm... believe it or not, Jocelyn is trilingual. You should hear her speak Chinese (she sounds Taiwanese). LOL

BTW, Mell, if you are who you I think you are, you should know that one of those parts had your name all over it......

Mell said...

Michael, does anybody really know who I am?

I would have loved to play it, but it was not to be. (Long stories...) I'm still hoping for that piece for Dilling Harp and percussion that can be carried in a backpack.

Best wishes!

pepper said...

Michael Leese's work is admirable for how he is able to articulate the human emotions with music in a profound way. Victims of other traumatic events besides war will resonate with the philosophical journey & resulting catharsis this tone poem provides.

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