A Cracker of a Disc
from San José -
by GEOFF PEARCE
'... lovely, approachable music ...'
What a cracker of a disc — lovely, approachable music which is never dull or hackneyed, and which I would heartily recommend to anyone, presented by the San José Chamber Orchestra led by Barbara Day Turner.
The disc opens with Michael Ching's interesting Piano Concerto from 1996 — lush music in one movement (but divided into four sections). It is somewhat evocative of the concertos of great masters of the past, but without quoting or copying any of them. The influence of Gershwin is strongly felt in the last section...
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