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The Slovak Radio Symphony under the able direction of Kirk Trevor delivers
committed performances of the works. Trevor is a committed advocate of new
American music and conducts new works with great enthusiasm. The recording
was composer supervised, so it can be assumed that these performances are
definitive. Very occasionally, it feels as though the orchestra is struggling
slightly to keep up with the changing rhythmic patterns of the faster music.
But, in general, the performances are both solid and zestful. Gregory D'Agostino
(organ soloist) and Josef Zsapka (guitar soloist) deserve special acclaim
for their solo performances.
Sonics for the disc are good, and the organ (a large 1979 Rieger-Kloss
instrument; full specifications provided in the CD booklet) balances well
with the orchestra. The booklet notes are extremely comprehensive and very
In short, this disc is highly recommended. This is vibrant, life-affirming
music with wide appeal and solid craft.
Copyright © 18 September 2002
Carson P Cooman, Rochester, NY, USA
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TROY517 DDD Stereo NEW RELEASE 63'50" 2002 Dan Locklair
Jozef Zsapka, guitar; Gregory D'Agostino, organ; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Kirk Trevor, conductor
Hues for orchestra (Three Brief Tone Poems - Cloudburst, Moonshine and Sunburst); Dayspring (Fanfare/Concertino for Guitar and Orchestra); In the Autumn Days (A Symphony for Chamber Orchestra); Creation's Seeing Order (A Prelude for Orchestra); 'Ere long we shall see ...' (Concerto Brevis for Organ and Orchestra); When Morning Stars Begin to Fall (A Tone Poem for Orchestra)