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Andrew Paul Macdonald: The Winds of Thera

CMCCD 12407

Stereo
FIRST RELEASE

Playing time: 62'20"
Tracks: 10
© 2007 Centrediscs
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of Andrew Paul Macdonald: The Winds of Thera published on 6 September 2018

Joseph Petric, accordion (Winds of Thera; Primavera)
Penderecki String Quartet (Winds of Thera; Pythikos nomos)
Normand Forget, oboe, cor anglais, oboe d'amore (Primavera; Pythikos nomos)
Jeremy Bell, violin (Hymenaeus)
Christine Vlajk, viola (Hymenaeus)

Andrew Paul Macdonald (born 1958):

The Winds of Thera (1997)
1 Rhombos
2 Lynx
3 The Conch of Triton

4 Primavera (after Botticelli) (2006)

5 Hymenaeus (1996)

Pythikos nomos (1996)
6 Peira
7 Katakeleusmos
8 Iambikon
9 Spondeion
10 Katachoreusis

From Triton's creation of the isle of Thera to the Pythian Games at Delphi, Andrew Paul MacDonald's works draw heavily on Greek history and mythology for their inspiration. Dramatic yet lyrical, MacDonald's compositions on this CD draw the listener into imaginative, yet non-programmatic, musical narratives. This recording makes a great companion to his previous Centrediscs' title The Great Square of Pegasus, which also draws inspiration from the Greek ethos.

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