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Music by Daniel Lentz -
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ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'Is the obvious pastiche element part of some profound artistic statement?'

Daniel Lentz: In the Sea of Ionia. © 2015 Cold Blue Music

In the simplest of terms, pianist Aaron Kallay's new recording of music by American composer Daniel Lentz is neither good nor bad. It's merely okay — a shrug-of-the-shoulders kind of disc. This tepid evaluation stems in equal parts from Lentz's music and Kallay's performance thereof. Kallay's fingerwork is consistently adequate, and Lentz's music is pleasant (for lack of a better word), but neither artist offers up a hair-raising experience...

Copyright © 11 May 2015 Andrew Schartmann,
Connecticut USA

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DANIEL LENTZ: IN THE SEA OF IONIA

PIANO MUSIC

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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