Format: CD
Rel. Date: 05/31/2024
UPC: 5060189563050

Mythologies & Mad Songs
Artist: Gordon / Slimane / Philharmonia Orchestra
Format: CD

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"Mythologies and Mad Songs" explores the nuanced compositions of American composer Geoffrey Gordon, in a thoughtfully-crafted selection performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra's, conducted by Martyn Brabbins.The album opens with "PUCK - fleeing from the dawn," an overture marked by captivating intensity, introducing Gordon's signature elements of passionate melody and refined orchestration. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, led by Brabbins, brings these compositions to life, creating a tapestry of dark and luminous musical expressions.Dimitri Mestdag's cor anglais adds an unnerving layer in "Mad Song," a new sonority further explored in the following "ICE - aut inveniam viam aut faciam," showcasing Gordon's adept handling of sonic textures. The journey concludes with "Prometheus," a bass clarinet concerto after Franz Kafka, featuring bass clarinettist Ben Slimane and the Philharmonia.Geoffrey Gordon's remarkable contributions to contemporary music, characterised by infectious style and sonic experimentation, resonate throughout the album. In "Mythologies and Mad Songs," Gordon's music invites listeners on a reflective journey, where myth and melody converge in a harmonious dance. The album promises a symphonic exploration that captivates and challenges, leaving it's own unique dent on the canvas of modern classical music.