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Pure Magic

Michala Petri and the Danish
National Vocal Ensemble -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'Don't miss it.'

Michala Petri and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble / Stephen Layton. © 2011 OUR Recordings

At various intervals this bewitching CD brings to mind compositions by twentieth century composers from England, Germany and Hungary; viz -- William Walton (1902-1983), Mike Oldfield (born 1953), Carl Orff (1895-1982) and György Ligeti (1923-2006).

Much of the music evokes desolate, glaciated, taiga-tundra landscapes -- Karelia, northern Minnesota. Equally it (unintentionally?) suggests limitless interstellar voids, as in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)...

Copyright © 14 February 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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MICHALA PETRI AND THE DANISH NATIONAL VOCAL ENSEMBLE

STEPHEN LAYTON

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