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are all living representatives of Portugal's musical scene.
Luis Tinoco (born 1969), whose quintet gives its title to the
album -- Light -- Distance -- has three works on this CD.
The five-movement title suite is a stimulating group of
pieces each of which owes much to the skilful manipulation
of repetitive figures, heard again in two very effective
pieces under the one title Autumn Wind, written in 1988
and now dedicated to the Galliard Ensemble
[listen -- track 20, 0:02-1:00].
He was a pupil of, among others, Paul
Patterson at the Royal Academy of Music where, in fact, the
Galliard Ensemble was first brought together in 1993.
Tinoco's O Curso das Águas is the most recent piece in the
recital (2001) and shows a more pronounced, though personal,
interest in minimalism.
Sérgio Azevedo (born 1968) was a
pupil of Lopes-Graça. His Aspetto is an exciting and
technically demanding piece
[listen -- track 22, 0:02-0:45].
Copyright © 11 April 2004
Patric Standford, Wakefield UK