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Satie, Glass,
Feldman and Schubert -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... amiable verve ...'

The Knights: A Second of Silence. © 2011 Ancalagon LLC

The Ancalagon booklet describes these compositions as examples of quietude drifting toward stillness; OK -- I guess that clarifies the raison d'être behind The Knights' recording.

A Second of Silence is a theme album from The Knights. The idea -- to present music that evokes to some degree the 'kind of hovering' mentioned by composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987), the kind of tranquility offered not just by the notes of the music but by the silences, the quiet moments, between the notes and at the end of a piece.

The Knights are an ensemble of kindred musicians within the Big Apple -- about three dozen players led by co-Artistic Directors Colin and Eric Jacobsen and conducted by Eric Jacobsen...

Copyright © 2 August 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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THE KNIGHTS: A SECOND OF SILENCE

ANCALAGON RECORDS

ERIK SATIE

PHILIP GLASS

FRANZ SCHUBERT

MORTON FELDMAN

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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